All metadata will be exportable and included in your package as XML and XHTML as defined by the metadata templates associated with the metadata model you selected.
Edit Collection metadata
- Click on Collections in the top navigation menu.
- Click the drop down list at the top of the Collections window and select the Collection you want to edit.
- In the metadata panel, you can view the current metadata for the Collection.
- Parties: Basic information about the creator and collaborators.
- Description: What the information relates to and when it was collected. The Title and Description entries are required.
- Rights: Who has the rights to the package files and how that is managed. The Rights entry is required.
Metadata types for CloudStor Collections
Collections uses these metadata types:
- Dublin Core Element Set (DCES)
- Dublin Core and DCMI
They vary primarily in the number of elements or terms that you can add, the list of values set for some elements or terms, and the formatting of each. However, both require that you set at least the title, description, and rights.
Public Interchange v1.0 - au.edu.data.collections is also available as a metadata option. This is an old, deprecated metadata set – we recommend that you use it only if you have already described a dataset with it.
The Dublin Core Element Set (DCES)
The DCES metadata model enables a basic Dublin Core Elements v1.1 record to be created, and no vocabularies or syntax. The template:
- Includes 13 elements: Creator, Contributor, Publisher, Title, Date, Description, Identifier, Subject, Format, Type, Language, Relation, and Rights.
- Requires that 3 elements – Title, Description, and Rights – have value data added before packaging can occur.
- Has no preset value data. The template permits free text value data to be added.
- Has standardised format for value data for the Date element – date format dd/mm/yyyy.
Dublin Core (DC) and DCMI
The DC and DCMI metadata model enable a basic DCMI Terms record to be created, this includes a mix of Dublin Core elements and DCMI Type vocabulary and syntax encoding. The template:
- Includes 11 DC elements: Creator, Contributor, Publisher, Title, Description, Identifier, Subject, Type, Language, Relation, and Rights.
- Includes 7 DCMI terms: Issued, Created, FileFormat, DCMIType, ISO639-3, URI, and accessRights.
- Includes 4 DCMI terms with syntax: Issued (W3CDTF), Identifier (URI), Type (DCMIType), and Language (ISO639-3).
- Includes 3 URI syntax encodings: Identifier (DOI), Rights, and Licence.
- Requires that 3 DC elements – Title, Description, and Rights – have value data added before packaging can occur.
- Has preset value data. The DC Type element has the preset values of Collection, Dataset, Event, Image, InteractiveResource, MovingImage, PhysicalObject, Service, Software, Sound, StillImage, or Text. The DCMI term accessRights has the preset values of Open, Conditional, or Restricted.
The original non-standard metadata model created for CloudStor Collections 1.1 has been deprecated. The template is available in the interface to those that have already described a data collection with it and visible in the drop down menu as: Public Interchange v1.0 - au.edu.data.collections.