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Metadata

The metadata of document management serve to identify, authenticate and contextualizing documents. While a metadata schema defined the incorporation and metadata management of electronic documents throughout their life cycle. This section provides resources related to the metadata Schema for the management of Electronic document.

Metadata document management

The generic definition of ‘ metadata ’, as shown in the national Schema Interoperability, is “ data that defines and describes other data ". There are different types of metadata according to their implementation.

The article 42 of the royal decree 1671 / 2009 (Opens in new window) , 6 November, to develop common provisions on electronic documents, defines ‘ metadata ’ as “ any kind of information in electronic form associated with electronic documents, instrumental nature and independent of its contents, for the immediate and automatable knowledge of any of its characteristics, with the aim of ensuring the availability, access, conservation and interoperability of the document itself ”.

The Royal Decree 4 / 2010 also defines ‘ metadata records management ’ as “ structured information or semiestructurada that makes possible the creation, management and use of documents over time in the context of its creation. The metadata of document management serve to identify, authenticate and contextualizing documents, and similarly to people, processes and systems that create, manage, service and using ”.

Likewise, defines ‘ metadata schema ’ as “ instrument which defines the incorporation and metadata management of content, context and structure of electronic documents throughout their life cycle. ”

The document and electronic file minimum metadata are mandatory and can incorporate complementary metadata. Technical Standard policy interoperability electronic document management trafficking in his VII allocation of metadata.

The Metadata schema for the management of Electronic Document (e-EMGDE) (Opens in new window) mentioned by the technical standard of interoperability of policy of electronic document management (VII.4, may be used as a reference and support tool for the adequacy of each organization to the requirements of interoperability in management of documents.

The schema e-EMGDE states:

  • The conceptual model which supports the model of metadata, its properties and its rationale.
  • The description of each of the elements and metadata sub-elementos, through the description of each of its features: definition, purpose, compulsion, etc.
  • Values schemes required to complete the values of the elements of metadata relevant.
  • References to standards used as a basis, as well as other rules of possible usefulness.

The Example of application of metadata Schema for the management of Electronic Document (e-EMGDE) (Opens in new window) shows an example of how to apply the outline of metadata for the management of Electronic Document for an electronic document that will be exchanged and, therefore, must contain the minimum mandatory metadata from a functional perspective.