The Metadata Dashboard is a website to help our partners understand the quality and completeness of metadata they are contributing to DigitalNZ. We hope this service will help you identify opportunities for improving your metadata.
The Metadata Dashboard can help you understand:
If you contribute metadata to DigitalNZ, and you would like access to the Metadata Dashboard, please contact us. We will set you up and supply the necessary login details.
The Metadata Dashboard is available at metadata.digitalnz.org.
After DigitalNZ harvests metadata from our partners' collections and websites, we transform the information into a common schema and store it in our database. The Dashboard provides an overview of what metadata DigitalNZ indexes from each of your collections. We hope these summary tables will help us work with you to identify gaps in the metadata we harvest from you.
View the DigitalNZ Metadata Dictionary for information about the most relevant fields used in the Digital New Zealand harvesting system. Note that this document is updated regularly.
The screenshot below shows part of a website metadata summary table for a particular DigitalNZ collection. In this collection we can see that every single item has a title, a description and the name of the person who is the creator of the item (e.g. the author, photographer). However, 154 items lack a date. It is possible to see exactly which records have missing dates by clicking on the appropriate number in the Count of Records without Metadata column.
Some metadata fields might not be relevant for your collection. For example, 7,093 items in the example above do not have a format value. This is because the format field is not applicable for the large majority of items in this particular collection. If you have questions about the meaning of any of the metadata fields we can work with you to help you understand how their relevance to your collection(s).
This figure is an average across all the records in this collection. It takes into account 10 metadata fields we could harvest for each item. We are working to make this figure a more useful as an indicator of the quality of your metadata.