As part of the eMonocot and Scratchpads projects I have been doing some research to help us decide what metadata we will allow users to add to media by default. For images the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) standard is generally considered de facto. While it forms a good basis for the curation of metadata of biological images and videos, in itself it is inadequate. Two schemes for extending this basis are the EoL Media DarwinCore extension and the more comprehensive Audubon Core (a proposed TDWG standard).
In order to compare and contrast these three standards to aid in our decision making I created this spreadsheet which may be of use to others.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Comaprison of IPTC, EoL DwC Media & Audubon Core
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
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