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Add Descriptive Metadata About an Object

Keywords: Annotate

Activity Definition(s)

One or multiple definitions

  • Applying information elements about an item or object in any format. These information elements can include such things as: author, subject, genre and can refer to the content as well as the context.
  • Scholars first refer to metadata standards or conventions used within their field to determine which metadata to provide, then collect the metadata for an object according to these standards and associate it with the object or object reference.

Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

Tools (examples)

Optional: examples of tools that perform some part or all of the defined activity, ideally with links to relevant project or vendor web sites

Tool name

What it does

Relevant links

Archivists Toolkit

Archival and manuscripts management system


Archival and manuscripts management system, also has an end-user interface.

Past Perfect

Archival, manuscripts, and museum object management system (originally developed from museums and still very focused this way.


Archival and manuscripts management system

Related Collections/Content (examples)

Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

Collection/content name

Collection/content description

Relevant links













Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

Standard name / body

What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

Relevant links

Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

Society of American Archivists / Library of Congress

Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)

Library of Congress

Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC)

Library of Congress

Dublin Core


Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO)

Visual Resources Association


Categories for the Description of Artistic Works

Notes, comments, related activities, concerns