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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.

Controlled Vocabularies
Includes METS file use values, UCSD Libraries rights vocabularies, boilerplate statements for use and constraints on use statements, and Library location url's.

File Naming Protocol
Describes UCSD DAMS file naming protocol

Current METS Profiles
Simple Object Profile
Complex Object Profile
Electronic Theses and Dissertations