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CoSA SERI - State Electronic Records Initiative


Metadata standards in use or being considered
by State Archives

The following data was gleaned from reports submitted by the 24 states and territories that have responded to date. The table will be updated periodically as additional reports come in. Last updated: October 16, 2011

Dublin Core Metadata Element Schema
http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/
Used or being considered in : AK, CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NY, OK, TN, UT, VA, WY

Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/
Used or being considered in: GA, KS, NC, NH, NY, UT

PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies)
Data Dictionary and Schema
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/
Used or being considered in: KS, NC, NH, NY, UT

Persistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS) Project Metadata Model
http://www.pedalspreservation.org/Metadata/Default.aspx
Used or being considered in: AZ, NY, SC, WI

Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
http://www.loc.gov/ead/
Used or being considered in: KS, NH, ME

Federal Geographic Data Committee’s standard for metadata--FGDC—CDSM
http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/geospatial-metadata-standards
Used or being considered in: NC

State-developed

Minnesota
Minnesota Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology standard IRM 20)
http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/metadatastandard.html
Used or being considered in: MN, UT

Vermont
State of Vermont Recordkeeping Metadata Guideline for All Public Agencies
http://vermont-archives.org/records/standards/pdf/MetadataGuideline2008.pdf
Vermont Functional Classification System
http://vermont-archives.org/records/vclas
Used or being considered in: VT