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Metadata Architecture and Application Team (MAAT) has collected international metadata standards and provided thematic projects with appropriate application of standards as examples on the basis of the attributes of each thematic project. The examples can be treated as the reference when the metadata analysis is in the process. The metadata can be categorized into three groups according to its application.

The content includes:

  • The Brief Introduction of metadata standard: including suggestion and the introduction of other related metadata, presented by type and in alphabetic order.
  • Chinese Version of Metadata Standards: translated by MAAT.
  • Application Examples of Thematic Projects: such as the metadata elements and examples of thematic projects and common elements between projects with similar themes.
  • Related International projects and Organization: related international and domestic projects with various domains or specific application.
  • Metadata Mapping: mapping for different metadata elements.

The Brief Introduction of Metadata Standards—By Type
Domain Specific
Museum Archives
Art/Aesthetic; Visual Art; Archaeology; Anthropology  
Calligraphy & Painting, Artifact; Stone & Bronze Rubbing; Wooden Slips and Folk Artifacts
Digital Archives Project of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at the National Palace Museum
Digital Archives Project of Chinese Antiquities at the National Palace Museum
Digital Archives of Historical and Culture Relics collected in the Institute of History and Philosophy – Rubbings and Archaic Texts -- Academia Sinica

SPECTRUM: the UK Museum Documentation Standard

The Core Categories for Visual Resources (VRA Core) 
   Chinese Version(VRA Core Categories v3.0
The AMICO Data Specification 
CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CIDOC CRM) 
The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)
The Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)
The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)
The programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust (Getty)
The International Council of Museums (ICOM)
The Museum Documentation Association (MDA)
Documents of an Institute or organization; Personal manuscript, document, object or photography
Examples from projects “The Grand Secretariat Archives
The Grand Secretariat Archives
The Digital Archives of the Diplomatic and Economic Records in Modern History
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) 
   Chinese Version(TEI Lite Extract)
Machine Readable Cataloguing Record (MARC) 
General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD (G)) 
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Manual of Archival Description (MAD)
Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts: A Cataloging Manual for Archival Repositories, Historical Societies, and Manuscript Libraries (APPM)
The American Heritage Virtual Archive Project
The American Memory Historical Collections
The California Heritage Collection
The Virginia Heritage
Online Archive of California (OAC)
Society of Archivists (SoA)

Rare Books Archaeology
Rare books
Machine Readable Cataloguing Record (MARC)
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)  
   Element List  
   Chinese Version(TEI Lite Extract)
Encoded Archival Description(EAD)  
Site; Monument; Object
Monument Inventory Data Standard (MIDAS)  
Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA)
   Chinese Version(v2.0 draft, PDF)
Archaeology Data Service (ADS)
The Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)
International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums (CIDOC)
Language/Corpus Geospatial information

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)  
   Chinese Version(TEI Lite Extract

Metadata Elements for Session Description
LDC Metadata

The American Verse Project (Oxford Text Archive)

Corpus Gesproken Nederlands
Map; cartographic data; Remote sensing; Global satellite positioning system

ISO 19115:2003 Geographic information– Metadata

The Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Content standard (ADL GCS)  
   Element List
The Alexandria Digital Library Project (ADL)
Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI)
The Digital Geographic Information Working Group (DGIWG)
ISO/TC 211 Geographic information/Geomatics

Video/Multimedia E-learning
Audio; Image; Multimedia
Digital Museum of Taiwan's Social and Humanities Video Archive
Multimedia content description interface (MPEG -7)
SMPTE Metadata Dictionary Structure (SMPTE)
P/Meta Metadata Exchange Standard (P/Meta)
Standard Media Exchange Framework Data Model (SMEF -DM)
Video Development Initiative (ViDe) User's Guide: Dublin Core Application Profile for Digital Video
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU )
The European CHronicles On -line Project (ECHO)
The Library of Congress audio -visual prototyping project
The Video Development Initiative (ViDe)
Learning Object
Canadian Core Learning Object Metadata (CanCore)
The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM)
IMS Learning Resource Meta-data Specification
ARIADNE Educational Metadata Recommendation
TWLOM: Application Profile for K9 Education
The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL)
The IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS)
ARIADNE Foundation

Zoology; Botany; Specimen
Darwin Core (DwC)  Chinese Version(v2.0)
Species 2000 Data Standard  Chinese Version(PDF)
Herbarium Information Standard and Protocols for Interchange Of Data (HISPID)  
   Chinese Version(based on v3.0)
Species names and examples from projects “Inventory Studies of Taiwan Fauna: Fishes and Mollusks” and “Digital Archives of Indigenous Plants of Taiwan”
Inventory Studies of Taiwan Fauna: Fishes and Mollusks- Digital Archives of Fish Fauna from Taiwan
Inventory Studies of Taiwan Fauna: Fishes and Mollusks- Digital Archives of Malacofauna from Taiwan
Digital Archives of Indigenous Plants of Taiwan
ABCD Schema Cataloging Regulation(PDF)
UCMP (The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)
A Biological Collection Access Service for Europe (BioCASE)
CephBase (Cephalopoda database)
Clearing -House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CHM)
FishBase (An information system database?about key data, including??pisces systematics, biology, ecology, occurrence and utilization)
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
The National Biodiversity Network (NBN)
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI)
Taxonomic Database Working Group, The International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS -TDWG)


Authority Control

Personal Name/Group Location
MARC 21 Concise Format for Personal names Authority Data
Examples from Grand Secretariat Archives, rubbing, archaeology, and rare books
Authority Records of Personal Names (Examples selected from the Grand Secretariat Archives)
Elements and Examples of Thematic Projects:
Digital Archives of Historical and Cultural Relics collected in the Institute of History and Philosophy (Secretariat Archives, Bronze Rubbings, and Rare Books)
Institutional Projects of National Palace Museum Cultural Artifacts Digital Archives (Painting and Calligraphy, Artifact)
The Digital Archives of Formosan Aborigines
Digital Archives of Government Documents and Presidential Records in Academia Historica
Digital Japanese Ruling and Postwar Archives Project
Digital Archives project of Dr. George Mackay and Oxford College
CDWA Person/Corporate Body Authority
ISAAR (CPF) :International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families

Gazetteer; Geographic name authority control
CDWA Place/Location Identification
MARC21 Concise Format for Geographic names Authority Data
The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names(TGN)
The Alexandria Digital Library Project (ADL)
The Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB)
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)