Science & Technology Digital Library
Digital Library | Dublin Core | Interoperability | Lifecycle Management | Metadata
This document contains information on the activities carried out within the project Science & Technology Digital Library and in particular, it describes the Metadata Core Reference Model. Metadata are strategic for semantic interoperability to and, from the repository. Metadata are essential for available and safe management of digital objects, and for their sustainability and preservation. For these reasons, the project needs to define a specific metadata model. The purpose of this document is to define and share a Metadata CoreScheme called STDLPMetadataCore. STDLPMetadataCore consists of a set of hierarchically structured metadata with variable granularity, mapped through metadata crosswalks with Dublin Core and other common international standards. The scheme is a flexible and extensible set of interoperable metadata, useful to support the research, the communication and the transmission of cultural and scientific content.