Nine questions to guide you in choosing a metadata schema


  • Marie R. Kennedy University of Southern California


This article is a guide for collection developers at the point of considering a metadata schema for their digital collection. The nine questions asked in this article will assist a developer in clarifying how he wants the collection to be organized, described, and used. This article uses examples to illustrate how these questions guided the development of a digital collection built at the University of Southern California.

Author Biography

Marie R. Kennedy, University of Southern California

Marie R. Kennedy is the Head, Metadata & Content Management at the Norris Medical Library of the University of Southern California.