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Metadata standards: Core

A guide to metadata standards across various industries, asset types, and professional communities.

Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DC)

Dublin Core represents... "core metadata for simple and generic resource descriptions."

Dublin Core Tools

Recommended DC Vocabularies


PBCore logo

"PBCore is a metadata schema designed for sound and moving images."

VRA Core

VRA Core

"The VRA Core is a data standard for the description of works of visual culture as well as the images that document them. The standard is hosted by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Visual Resources Association."

EBU Core

EBU Core

"EBUCore has been purposefully designed as a minimum and flexible list of attributes to describe audio and video resources for a wide range of broadcasting applications including archives,exchange and production in the context of a Service Oriented Architecture."