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Forum Guide to Metadata
NFES 2009-805
July 2009

Common data reporting/use metadata items

Common name Description
Routine use A description of the most common ways a data item is used appropriately. Conversely, this metadata item may also warn users about common ways the data are misused.
Key words Any terms or phrases that relate to, or are cross-referenced with, an item (for example, related items for search functions).
Quality metrics Measures intended to provide information regarding the relative quality of a piece or set of data. Examples of quality metrics might include completeness, continuity, contiguity, currency, reliability, accuracy, and coherence of a data set (see chapter 3).

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