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This wiki space contains archival documentation of Project Bamboo, April 2008 - March 2013.

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Working roughly off the Indiana University Metadata Standards Universe map, the following questions can be used to organize classes of metadata standards (i.e., what is the purpose of the standard?)

  1. What do we need to know about an object?
    • Identifier standards
    • Descriptive metadata
    • Rights metadata
    • Structural metadata
    • Technical metadata

      Each also requires knowledge of
      • Data dictionaries
      • Vocabularies

  2. How is that information encoded?
    • Record format/markup language
    • Metadata Wrappers

  3. How is that information transmitted and accessed?
    This is a gray zone: although not strictly metadata standards per se, many APIs also require that data be encoded in certain markup languages. Transformations come into play here.
    • Interchange protocols (Z39.50, HTTP/REST, HTTP/SOAP)
    • APIs (CMIS, OAI-PMH, SRU, Atom)
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