Metadata is data about data. New York Heritage has established a template and best practices guide with dictionary for our contributors to follow. Having consistent, accurate metadata will allow users to effectively search and browse the collections.  (Note: the New York Heritage Digital Collections documentation may make some references to the NY3Rs Association, Inc., the previous name of the Empire State Library Network. As we work to update our documentation, references to the NY3Rs will be replaced with ESLN.)

NYH Metadata Dictionary and Usage Guide (PDF)

CDLC members may receive enhanced information from: Appendix F for the NYH Metadata Dictionary

New York Heritage Digital Collections: Planning Your First Project (PDF)
New York Heritage Digital Imaging Basics (PDF)
New York Heritage Scanning Guide (PDF)
New York Heritage Image Resolution Guidelines (PDF)
New York Heritage Master, Access and Thumbnail File Types (PDF)
New York Heritage Scanning Equipment Guide (PDF)