Thank you for visiting the “eScience Portal for Librarians.” The “eScience Portal” is no longer being maintained by the University of Massachusetts. This regional resource has been adapted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and is sustained by the network of regional medical libraries across the country. Please visit https://nnlm.gov/data for up-to-date data services and resources supported and vetted by the National Libraries of Medicine. We look forward to your continued involvement in the programming in the New England Region and beyond. If you have questions, please contact Mary.Piorun@umassmed.edu.

Metadata

Metadata
Definition: 

Metadata is structured information about an information resource that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage that resource. Metadata is most commonly used in libraries as a formal scheme of resource description, providing information about an object, whether it is digital or non-digital.