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.

Metadata Tiers

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 ElementsProvide 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 ClassesProvide contextual classes (see also EDM) or, preferably, links to LOD vocabulariesincreases the interoperability and accuracy of your data

If you want to learn more about the Europeana Publishing Framework and the metadata tiers you can visit Europeana’s website, view the quick summary or the video below.

Europeana Metadata Tiers

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