Government of Canada metadata

Metadata can be defined as data that defines and describes other data and it is used to aid the identification, description, location or use of information systems, resources and elements.

Metadata to Describe Canadian Federal Web Resources

Council of Federal Libraries

Government of Canada Metadata Implementation Guidelines for Web Resource Discovery, 5th edition, December 2006
This guide is an introduction to metadata and provides practical explanations and examples for creating metadata content for federal government Web resources in accordance with Treasury Board metadata standards.

Government of Canada

Audience Scheme
<dc.audience> Sub-Group
The Government of Canada Audience Scheme was created by the <dc.audience> Sub-group of the Government On-Line Metadata Working Group. The scheme was finalized in March, 2003 and is intended to be used with the optional Dublin Core metadata element Audience.

<dc.format> Guidelines
<dc.format> Sub-group
These guidelines describe the use, application, and modification procedures for the Government of Canada Format Scheme.

Format Scheme
<dc.format> Sub-group
The Government of Canada Format Scheme is intended to be an exhaustive list of formats found on Government of Canada Web sites.

Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
The Subject Thesaurus is a bilingual standardized vocabulary designed to facilitate the indexing and retrieval of resources available through the Depository Services Program, Canadian Government Publishing, and the Canada Site.

Registering a Controlled Vocabulary
Library and Archives Canada is the mandated registrar of standardized vocabularies used in the Government of Canada (GC). The function of this Registry is two-fold: To make standardized vocabularies available to search engines, information creators and those involved in developing and maintaining vocabularies; to provide a centralized mechanism of schema identification for use in metadata elements for GC departments and agencies.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Dublin Core Application Profile (DCAP) for Web Resource Discovery in the Government of Canada
The purpose of the Dublin Core Application Profile for Web Resource Discovery in the Government of Canada is to document how the GC uses Dublin Core terms to describe its Web resources. It identifies and describes the attributes of the terms for the metadata elements and refinements maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative that the GC has adopted to aid discovery of its Web resources. The profile also identifies recommended registered encoding schemes for use when applying the element values.

Université de Montréal

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