Metadata Resources

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Metadata workshop training materials

  • Minnesota materials: MnGeo's "Don't Duck Metadata" workshop slideshow (58 slides, 2.2 MB, PPTX). Topics: What's metadata and what's its value; a walk through the Minnesota guidelines; MME metadata entry tool; how to make metadata easier.  Updated 5/14
  • Federal materials: Educational materials tailored to the federal metadata content standard

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