This bibliography contains links to some of the most stable electronic resources about metadata. Not all have been cited in the text, but are included to provide additional information. As developments are happening quickly, little current information is available in paper publications. Internet Archaeology's policy of not including unstable external links prevent us from providing more URLs to you here, but you will be able to find such external links by referring to the bibliographies in the following citations:

Dempsey, L, 1996a, Meta Detectors, Ariadne 3, URL:

Dempsey, L, 1996b, ROADS to Desire: Some UK and Other European Metadata and Resource Discovery Projects, D-Lib Magazine July/August, URL:

Dempsey, L and Weibel, S L, 1996, The Warwick Metadata workshop: a framework for the deployment of resource description, D-Lib Magazine July/August, URL:

Federal Geographic Data Committee, 1994 (8 June), Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata, FGDC: Washington, DC.

Global Change Master Directory, 1996, Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, Version 5, URL:

Medyckyj-Scott, D, Newman, I, Ruggles C and Walker, D 1991, Metadata in the Geosciences, Group D Publications: Loughborough.

Miller, A P, 1996, Metadata for the masses, Ariadne 5, URL:

Miller, P and Gill, T, 1997, Down Under with the Dublin Core, Ariadne 8, URL:

Network Development and MARC Standards Office, 1997, MARC Standards, URL:, Library of Congress: Washington, DC.

Richards, J D, 1996, The Archaeology Data Service, Archaeological Computing Newsletter 46:19-23.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1995, Thesaurus of Monument Types: A standard for use in archaeological and architectural records, RCHME and English Heritage: Swindon, England.

Schweitzer, P, 1997, A compiler for formal metadata, URL: United States Geologic Survey.

Weibel, S, 1995, Metadata: The Foundations of Resource Description, DLib Magazine July, URL:

Weibel, S and Miller, E, 1997, The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Home Page, URL:


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