May 24, 2022

“Survey of Benchmarks in Metadata Quality: Initial Findings” (A New White Paper From the Digital Library Federation)

From the Digital Library Federation. Assessment Interest Group. Metadata Working Group. Benchmarks Sub-Group (via UNT Digital Library):

From the Description:

White paper providing general analysis and documentation of results collected by a Qualtrics survey to gather information about metadata assessment practices among digital libraries. It includes an overview of the responses and brief analysis, with some interpretation of trends.


  • Steven Gentry
    University of Michigan
  • Meredith L. Hale
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Andrea Payant
    Utah State University; Co-facilitator
  • Hannah Tarver
    University of North Texas
  • Rachel White
    Colgate University
  • Rachel Wittmann
    University of Utah; Co-facilitator

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Provides Access to Survey, Definitions, etc. 

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