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Metadata and Data Documentation

Introduction to tools, resources, standards, and support for metadata and data documentation.

Related Library Services

The University of Michigan Library offers a wide range of data services to help the U-M community meet their research needs. The following services offer consultation, training, and resources on a variety of data-related topics.

  • Metadata Consultation ServicesMetadata Consultation Services can assist in identifying strategies, standards, and tools for the creation of metadata for research data.
  • Data ServicesResearch Data Services is a network of services throughout the library to assist you during all phases of the research data lifecycle.
  • Geospatial Data and MappingSpatial and Numeric Data Services (SAND) assists the U-M community with locating, acquiring, and using spatial and numeric data.
  • Data VisualizationThe Library offers open workshops (on specific tools and basic principles), in-course instruction, and individual consultations on data visualization, as well as help finding appropriate data sets.
  • ScholarspaceScholarspace assists the U-M campus community to learn, discover, and explore new ideas, try new technologies, and test new applications of existing technologies for learning, teaching, and research.
  • Shapiro Design LabThe Shapiro Design Lab is a creative learning environment that supports initiatives to bridge disciplines, build networks and discover new contexts for scholarship.
  • Digital Projects and Planning - The library offers services to digitize books and other materials and make collections of those materials accessible online. We have expertise in creating digital preservation solutions, encoding text, and supporting digital video.
  • Digital Preservation Consultation Services - Digital preservation combines policies, strategies and actions to ensure access to reformatted and born digital content regardless of the challenges of media failure and technological change.