Create shareable metadata
Shareable metadata is metadata that is optimized to work well outside of its original context. This means it is understandable and useful regardless of where it is being accessed and it promotes interoperability. Shareable metadata helps create a better experience for users, they will find more relevant resources and have more confidence in the information and resources they find.
- Provide proper context - it can stand on its own and gives the user context for the item and it doesn’t rely on outside resources or outside context for understanding the item
- Content coherence - it should be self explanatory, it should make sense to users.
- Conform to standards - use standards like controlled vocabularies helps with cross-collection searching and interoperability with other institutions collections in a shared context.
- Be consistent - use the same format for a single name each time you use it as a value
Shreeves, Riley, and Milewicz (2006)