Exposing Standardization and Consistency Issues in Repository Metadata Requirements for Data Deposition
By Jihyun Kim, Elizabeth Yakel, and Ixchel M. Faniel
In this article in College & Research Libraries Journal, the authors examine common and unique metadata requirements and their levels of description, determined by the data deposit forms of 20 repositories in three disciplines—archaeology, quantitative social science, and zoology. The results reveal that requirements relating to Creator, Description, Contributor, Date, Relation, and Location are common, whereas those regarding Publisher and Language are rarely listed across the disciplines. Data-level descriptions are more common than study- and file-level descriptions. The results suggest that repositories should require detailed study-level descriptions and information about data usage licenses and access rights. Moreover, repositories should determine metadata requirements in a standardized and consistent manner.
Kim, Jihyun, Elizabeth Yakel, and Ixchel M. Faniel (2019) " Exposing Standardization and Consistency Issues in Repository Metadata Requirements for Data Deposition," College & Research Libraries Journal: Vol. 80: Iss. 6. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.80.6.843