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Should Describing Archives: a Content Standard () be included? It's used in tandem with EAD and is technically a metadata standard. But it's not a metadata encoding or structure standard. Ruthbrarian (talk)
This Page's Definition of Metadata Standard is Unclear
In fact, the question about DACS raises the larger point of whether this page should do some kind of disambiguation between metadata encoding/structure standards and metadata content standards. MARCXML, for example, encodes metadata that should comply with the RDA standard or the older AACR2 standard. EAD documentation recommends DACS compliance. Required elements for a valid EAD XML document and required DACS elements are not a 1:1 overlap, since the former is concerned with encoding and the latter with content. Some metadata encoding standards are meant for raw metadata that doesn't have a particular standard (e.g. TEI, which is really more text encoding than metadata encoding, one can hardly call Shakespeare's works "metadata" and yet that's one of the primary TEI examples). Ruthbrarian (talk) 12:39, 13 August 2015 (UTC)