Consistent use of standard terminology for categorical data values and metadata descriptors facilitates the understanding, integration, discovery, and use of your data products.
Define a data dictionary early in the project to efficiently describe and document your data.
Identify the specific content needed to describe your data for management, preservation, and discovery. Use this content to select the relevant metadata standard.
Allow the addition of community tagging, annotation, and comments as input for enhanced discovery of datasets and related content.