Quality management is a big and important part for ensuring findability, reusability and interoperability of the data delivered. Europeana developed a framework that ranks the data concerning their quality. The more information and depth development is offered, the more you get from Europeana in terms of visibility. The quality concerns both the metadata and the digital objects. Here you will find a bit more about metadata quality.
The metadata tiers are part of the framework developed by Europeana. There are three tiers (A-C) with “C” having the highest quality. Furthermore, the framework mentions three categories that have an influence on Europeana’s measurement system: language, enabling elements and contextual classes.
|Language||– Provide as much of your metadata as possible with language tags (xml:lang)|
– use ISO 639 standards which can be processed by Europeana
|enables web searches in different languages|
|Enabling Elements||Provide metadata elements which can be used to browse by:|
– date or time-span
– subjects and types
– agents and places
|enriches the possibilities of searching and finding your data|
|Contextual Classes||Provide contextual classes (see also EDM) or, preferably, links to LOD vocabularies||increases the interoperability and accuracy of your data|