Use metadata to increase discoverability. Metadata is “data about data“. Research data file metadata includes elements such as title, file format, language, creator and date. Metadata standards vary, but many data repositories, disciplines and organizations have developed specific metadata standards. For example:
The UK Digital Curation Centre (DCC) maintains a comprehensive list of metadata standards to help you find the most appropriate standard for your research data: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/metadata-standards.
TRUSpace uses MODS.
If you are deciding which metadata standard to use, consult your liaison librarian or contact Kathy Gaynor, Scholarly Communications Librarian.