Forum Guide to Metadata
NFES 2009-805
July 2009






Commonly used categories of metadata items*



Technical Data Management Data reporting/use
Field length
Element type
Permitted values
Code set
Translations
Storage/archival location
Source
Target
Load time
Meaning
Availability
Restrictions
Limitation
Components/operations
Purpose/rationale
Owner
Steward
Time parameters
Treatment
History
Retention
Security/Confidentiality
Identity
Accuracy
Reliability
Completeness
Sparsity
Value set testing
Coherence
Continuity
Contiguity
Currency
Punctuality
Verification
Validation

*See text and exhibit 3.3 for descriptions.