Standards and Guidelines
If you are planning a digital library project and/or considering applying for a grant - please consult early and often with the D-CARP staff. Developing a digital project is a multifaceted process. There are many factors to consider such as content selection, needs assessment, financial planning, copyright research, digitization, metadata, encoding, technical options for storage and access, and so on. D-CARP can provide guidance in many of these areas.
D-CARP applies various metadata standards to specific projects. Program staff consult with catalogers and subject specialists as needed. Under various circumstances the following metadata standards (among others) may be appropriate for digital projects: MARC, Dublin Core . Visual Resources Association (VRA) Core, PBCORE
Descriptive metadata structure standards
Standards for authority data
Other metadata standards