The guidelines are part of DRI’s ongoing series of publications. The Repository supports a wide range of metadata schema and our guidelines are intended to support the publication of multiple metadata schema in the Repository, and to facilitate cross-searching of diverse collections. These guidelines are the fifth in our series on metadata preparation for DRI. Our metadata guidelines publication programme was structured around the findings of our 2012 report, Digital Archiving in Ireland, a report which collated findings on digital archiving practice and metadata schema which are currently in use in Ireland across libraries, archives, museums and other repositories.
Our guidelines are not intended to modify or replace standard schema, but to aid cataloguers in selecting which metadata elements to include, and to advise on the application of standardised formats and vocabularies.
Cataloguers should refer to “MODS and the Digital Repository of Ireland” when preparing MODS metadata for ingest into DRI.
To access “MODS and the Digital Repository of Ireland”, go to our Publications page.