The Crossref Curriculum

Administrative metadata

Administrative metadata provides information about the origin and maintenance of a research object. This includes a link to accessing its full-text. Administrative metadata includes information needed to support the preservation of a research object, including archiving arrangements. For example, a particular application and operating system may be required in order to access a digital file.

Learn more about the three main types of metadata: descriptive (bibliographic), administrative, and structural.

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