CINES - Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur


C.I.N.E.S. Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur

Business metadata


“Business metadata” specific to the archived document

As we know that the set of metadata we propose is very generic and that every project has its specificity, we encourage data depositors to add to each archived document a file of “business metadata” if it exists.

What are “business metadata”?

Each field of activity has its own vocabulary and gives importance to particular details. In the context of data preservation, these specificities will be rendered into a custom or standardized set of metadata which will allow a description of the documents closest to the needs of the user. This is what CINES called “business metadata”.

Given that the more accurate description, and so the more valued, of the documents is in these metadata, it is crucial to archive them just as the documents themselves.

In concrete terms, what happens?