Because writing metadata
should be fun!
Well, maybe that’s a bit much to ask…but shouldn’t writing high quality metadata be easy? So you don’t know the difference between ISO 19139 and FGDC CSDGM? No problem! The mdEditor requires no special expertise or knowledge. If you can use a web browser, you can use the mdEditor.
The main goal of the editor is to promote the creation and use of metadata by lowering the level of technical expertise required to produce archival quality metadata.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What metadata formats are supported?
- Is my metadata saved on the website?
- Where is my metadata saved?
What metadata formats are supported?
Is my metadata saved on the website?
No, actually mdEditor runs inside your browser (it initially loads from our website). Your metadata is not kept on our website, and the mdEditor will not transmit your metadata without you telling it to (e.g. translating or publishing).
Where is my metadata saved?
By default, the edited metadata is saved within the browser itself, in the localStorage cache, which allows the data to persist between page loads. This will retain the metadata until the cache is cleared. You can also easily export the metadata to your local disk in mdJSON format at any time, or load an mdJSON file from disk.