List of resources related to metadata, including how to select a metadata schema, as well as information on how to start a digital collection.


Discussion Groups

Organizations the provide guidelines for music and audio metadata


Music Discovery Resources


  • Alvarez, M. (2009). Metadata in the music file world. Pacific Northwest Library Association Quarterly, 73(3), 7-12.
  • Damm, D., Fremerey, C., Thomas, V., Clausen, M., Kurth, F., & Müller, Meinard. (2012). A digital library framework for heterogeneous music collections: From document acquisition to cross-modal interaction.International Journal on Digital Libraries, 12(2/3), 53-71.
  • Madalli, Devika P., B. Preedip Balaji, and Amit Kumar Sarangi. “Faceted Ontological Representation for a Music Domain.” Knowledge Organization 42, no. 1 (February 2015): 8-24. Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 5, 2016).
  • McCourt, T. (2005). Collecting music in the digital realm. Popular Music and Society, 28(2), 249-252.
  • Olson, D. (2009). Metadata: A primer for indexers. Key Words, 17(1), 18-20.
  • Papadakis, J, & Douligeris. (2001). Design and architecture of a digital music library on the Web. New Review of Hypermedia & Multimedia, 7, 115-126.
  • Park, J., Tosaka, Y., Maszaros, S., & Lu, C. (2010). From metadata creation to metadata quality control: Continuing education needs among cataloging and metadata professionals. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 51(3), 158-176.
  • Park, J., & Tosaka, Y. (2010). Metadata creation practices in digital repositories and collections: Schemata, selection criteria, and interoperability. Information Technology and Libraries, 29(3), 104-116.
  • Riley, J, & Dalmau, M. (2007). Developing a flexible metadata model for the description and discovery of sheet music. Electronic Library, 25(2), 132-147.

Metadata Standards Issuing Bodies