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Formal metadata: information and software


Metadata in plain language

Who wrote the metadata?

Details about the metadata document itself are contained within Metadata_Reference_Information. The only elements that are always required here are Some people working with classified data may be required to add security information of various sorts: If your metadata aren't classified, leave these out. The other elements are necessary only if your organization requires them.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
  1. When were the metadata last modified?
      Metadata_Date:  
    
  2. Has this metadata record been reviewed or will it be reviewed in the future?
      Metadata_Review_Date:  YYYYMMDD
      Metadata_Future_Review_Date:  YYYYMMDD
    
  3. Who wrote the metadata?
      Metadata_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
        See Providing contact information
    
  4. To what standard are the metadata intended to conform?
      Metadata_Standard_Name:  Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
      Metadata_Standard_Version:  FGDC-STD-001-1998
    
  5. If you specified any clock times in the metadata, did you use local time, GMT, or something else?
      Metadata_Time_Convention:  Local Time, GMT, or something else
    
  6. Are there legal restrictions on who can get or use the metadata?
      Metadata_Access_Constraints:  Legal statement
      Metadata_Use_Constraints:  Legal statement
      Metadata_Security_Information:
        Metadata_Security_Classification_System:  Spook stuff code book
        Metadata_Security_Classification:  Spook stuff code
        Metadata_Security_Handling_Description:  Instructions to other spooks
    


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