Metadata Input Guidelines: Meta Information

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Information captured by the digital library system.


  • Meta information is data captured automatically by the digital library system about a specific digital object including:
    • date the digital object was uploaded
    • original metadata creator (pre-upload)
    • last editor to change the metadata record
    • date of last changes to the metadata record
    • other information stored in the system about the metadata or digital object
  • The meta information is not related to the physical objects in any way
  • Meta information cannot be changed or added by metadata editors
  • Meta information is only visible to metadata editors with access to system records and is located at the end of each metadata record


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