Mar 03 2011
Z666.7 is the Library of Congress Call Number assigned to materials about metadata; Alexander May is a recent graduate of the GSLIS program at Simmons, and works in the Technical Services Department at Tisch Library.
He also strives to organize data around the following:
Metadata Principle 1: Good metadata conforms to community standards in a way that is appropriate to the materials in the collection, users of the collection, and current and potential future uses of the collection.
Metadata Principle 2: Good metadata supports interoperability.
Metadata Principle 3: Good metadata uses authority control and content standards to describe objects and collocate related objects.
Metadata Principle 5: Good metadata supports the long-term management, curation, and preservation of objects in collections.
Metadata Principle 6: Good metadata records are objects themselves and therefore should have the qualities of good objects, including authority, authenticity, archivability, persistence, and unique identification.
From NISO Publication: A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections