Arca Metadata Guidelines

Arca uses the MODS metadata schema, adhering as much as possible to the DLF Aquifer Guidelines for Shareable MODS. See the element and attribute guide for help structuring forms.

The official metadata policy is evolving. This page will collect each version of the guidelines.

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Access the current metadata guidelines at the link above, or view them in the frame below.