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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 What is metadata?
1.2 Why is metadata useful for records management?
1.3 Why use GC RMMS metadata?
1.4 Alignment with Standards
1.5 Intended Audience
2 Scope and Applicability
3 Development of the GC RMMS
4 Characteristics of the GC RMMS
4.1 Metadata Model
4.2 Adoption of Dublin Core elements
4.3 Element Names
5 Element Attributes Legends
6 Details of Individual Metadata Elements - Dublin Core
6.1 Creator
6.2 Description
6.3 Identifier
6.4 Language
6.5 Subject
6.6 Title
6.7 Type
7 Details of Individual Metadata Elements - Government of Canada
7.1 Access Rights
7.2 Addressee
7.3 Agent Individual Identifier
7.4 Agent Individual Name
7.5 Agent Institution Name
7.6 Agent Institutional Entity
7.7 Agent Position Title
7.8 Agent Role
7.9 Aggregation
7.10 Approved By
7.11 Approved Date
7.12 Compound Record Links
7.13 Container
7.14 Container from Date
7.15 Container to Date
7.16 Data Format
7.17 Disposition Action
7.18 Disposition Authority
7.19 Encryption Description
7.20 Encryption Status
7.21 Essential Status
7.22 Event Date/Time
7.23 Event Description
7.24 Event Type
7.25 File Code
7.26 File Name
7.27 Format Extent
7.28 Format Medium
7.29 Location
7.30 Office of Primary Interest
7.31 Record Date
7.32 Record Locked
7.33 Releasable To
7.34 Retention Period
7.35 Retention Trigger
7.36 Retention Trigger Date
7.37 Security Clearance
7.38 Sensitivity
7.39 Supplemental Markings
7.40 Trustee Individual Name
7.41 Trustee Institution Name
7.42 Trustee Institutional Entity
7.43 Usage Conditions
Appendix A: References
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Records Management Metadata Element Concordance

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