In the first installment of our series, “Metadata for mere mortals,” librarian Erin Antognoli provided an overview of basic metadata principles, such as the types of metadata and the information they convey. She also covered where metadata creation falls in the data life cycle and explained the FAIR principles for metadata standards that ensure a piece of content or information will be discoverable. To recap, FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
In this segment, Erin delves further into metadata standards, and how to choose the right standard for your collection. Your choice of metadata standard should try to meet as many of the FAIR principles as reasonably possible.