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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 What is an application profile?
1.4 Why use Gc RMAP metadata?
1.5 Alignment with standards
1.6 Intended Audience
2 Scope and Applicability
3 Development of the GC RMAP
4 Characteristics of the GC RMAP
4.1 Metadata Model
4.2 Adoption of Dublin Core Elements
4.3 The Principle of Metadata Inheritance
4.4 Element Names
4.5 Encoding Schemes
4.6 Linkages
4.7 Obligation
4.8 Occurrence
4.9 Modifiable
4.10 Language
5 Principles of Integration and Customization
6 Technology Considerations
7 Element and Encoding Scheme Attributes Legends
8 Details of Individual Metadata Elements
8.1 Access Rights
8.2 Addressee
8.3 Agent Individual Identifier
8.4 Agent Individual Name
8.5 Agent Institution Name
8.6 Agent Institutional Entity
8.7 Agent Position Title
8.8 Agent Role
8.9 Aggregation
8.10 Approved By
8.11 Approved Date
8.12 Compound Record Links
8.13 Container
8.14 Container From Date
8.15 Container To Date
8.16 Creator
8.17 Data Format
8.18 Description
8.19 Disposition Action
8.20 Disposition Authority
8.21 Encryption Description
8.22 Encryption Status
8.23 Essential Status
8.24 Event Date/Time
8.25 Event Description
8.26 Event Type
8.27 File Code
8.28 File Name
8.29 Format Extent
8.30 Format Medium
8.31 Identifier
8.32 Language
8.33 Location
8.34 Office of Primary Interest
8.35 Record Date
8.36 Record Locked
8.37 Releasable To
8.38 Retention Period
8.39 Retention Trigger
8.40 Retention Trigger Date
8.41 Security Clearance
8.42 Sensitivity
8.43 Subject
8.44 Supplemental Markings
8.45 Title
8.46 Trustee Individual Name
8.47 Trustee Institution Name
8.48 Trustee Institutional Entity
8.49 Type
8.50 Usage Conditions
9 Details of Individual Encoding Schemes
9.1 Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS)
9.2 Government of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus (CST)
9.3 Government of Canada Format Scheme
9.4 Government Security Policy
9.5 Government of Canada Type Scheme
9.6 ISO3166
9.7 ISO639-2
9.8 Records Disposition Authority Control System (RDACS)
9.9 Titles of Federal Organizations
9.10 W3CDTF
Appendix A: References
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Thematic Grouping of Metadata
Appendix D: Metadata Assignment
Appendix E: Element Linkages
Appendix F: Records Management Metadata Element Concordance

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