projects->Metadata Quality Benchmarks

This site is dedicated to the study of benchmarks in metadata quality. As a part of the Digital Library Federation Forum, Assessment Interest Group, Metadata Working Group, the Metadata Quality Benchmarks subgroup formed in early 2018.

Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality

This survey was open May 23-July 10, 2019.

As a part of the Digital Library Federation Forum, Assessment Interest Group, Metadata Working Group, the Metadata Quality Benchmarks subgroup created this survey to investigate metadata quality and how it is measured in libraries, archives, and museums. The goal of this survey was to gain insight into participants’ methods and criteria for evaluating metadata quality and to identify potential gaps in present knowledge and practices.

This survey was open to anyone self-identifying as a metadata professional who is currently employed in a library, archive, museum or other cultural heritage institution. Specifically, eligible participants for this study were individuals with some responsibility for metadata management and/or creation for a digital repository.

White Paper

The white paper, Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality: Initial Findings was released to the public in May, 2020. The following report details the response data gathered from the Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality, which was deployed under the Digital Library Federation’s Assessment Interest Group, Metadata Working Group. The published survey questions and anonymized response data are included along with an overview of results and synthesis of the group’s analysis.

Contact

Please contact the Metadata Quality Benchmarks co-facilitators of this study with any questions.

Rachel Wittmann, Digital Curation Librarian
Marriott Library, University of Utah
rachel.wittmann@utah.edu

Andrea Payant, Metadata Librarian
Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University
andrea.payant@usu.edu