This is a list of metadata resources that might be relevant to Digital Humanities Projects.

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Dublin Core (DC), the most widely used standard for resource description,

Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability. Data Providers are repositories that expose structured metadata via OAI-PMH. Service Providers then make OAI-PMH service requests to harvest that metadata. OAI-PMH is a set of six verbs or services that are invoked within HTTP,

ISLE Meta Data Initiative (IMDI) for language documentation,

Text Encoding Initiative, (not exactly a metadata standard but a set of guidelines for encoding textual resources),

ISAD(G), General International Standard Archival Description,

ICA, International Council on Archives),

Getty Institute, which produces controlled vocabularies for the description of art and architecture,

CIDOC-CRM, CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model for cultural heritage documentation,

International Image Interoperability Framework

Metadata Object Description Standard (MODS),  a schema for a bibliographic element set,

Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library,