Western Libraries

Research Data Management

What is Metadata?

Here is a short video describing the concept of metadata

Metadata Resources

Best Practices for Data Description 

  • DataOne provides detailed advice on how to document each aspect of your data

Disciplinary Metadata Page 

  • The Digital Curation Centre presents standards developed for your discipline and tools for creating metadata.

Bulk Rename Utility

  • A tool for renaming many files at once

What Makes a Good File Name?

  • JISC Digital Media's guiding principles for file naming