Writing in the Sand Technical Metadata in Digital Libraries

There are various forms of administrative metadata: technical, rights, source, and digital provenance. Together they help to provide the information necessary for management, preservation, migration, and use of various forms of digital objects. Since the primary forms of digital objects in use today within digital libraries are text, still images, and multimedia, here are the foremost technical schemas in use today for these formats:

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This information is provided without guarantees as to validity or completeness, particularly in light of the fact that the world of metadata in digital libraries is a world of shifting sands, constantly changing.