Metadata & Documentation

Library staff can assist in locating metadata standards or guidelines for documentation that capture the process details of generating, processing and analyzing data so it can be discovered, understood and reused by external audiences.

  • Teaching good documentation and description of data, especially as a means to support discovery, understandability and re-use by others, or by the researcher(s) themselves in the future
  • Understanding of existing tools and resources on documentation and description that exists for specific disciplines
  • Providing guidance on documenting and describing data taking disciplinary and community practices into account   
  • Considering what information would need to be captured in order to help others discover, understand or make use of the data, as well as how that information could be captured and presented

 

For more information and assistance, contact your subject librarian or e-mail researchdataservices@umich.edu.  

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Last modified: 09/07/2017