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Digital Object Metadata Management

The Digital Object Metadata Management unit (formerly known as the Metadata Analysis & Specification unit) provides a number of metadata related services to the UCSD Libraries for internal and external projects.  Services include mapping between metadata formats, functional specifications for the UCSD Libraries' DAMS, object specifications for migrating data to the DAMS, consultation on metadata creation for digitization projects, development of digital preservation metadata and related procedures.

Core Documentation

Overview of Metadata Workflow

DAMS Digital Object Requirements

Metadata Best Practices for DAMS Data Providers
Covers best practice recommendations for data creators of DAMS materials.

DAMS Controlled Vocabularies (Confluence)

DAMS Data Dictionary
Usage and relationships for all classes and properties

DAMS Data Model Overview
High-level view of core classes and relationships