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Alignment of Executive Correspondence Metadata with Records Management Metadata

The recent publication of the Government of Canada records management metadata standard and associated application profile has influenced this document. Some of the metadata concepts are very similar across the two domains (after all, executive correspondence is one type of government record). The principal areas of alignment are summarized in this list:

  • security (access rights, security clearance, sensitivity)
  • agent (including role)
  • event (type and date/time)
  • data format (formatMIME)
  • identifier (several)
  • language (Dublin Core)
  • fileCode
  • trustee

For a fully understanding of these relationships please refer to the following documents available from Library and Archives Canada:

  • Government of Canada Records Management Metadata Standard, Prepared by Government On-Line Metadata Working Group - Records Management Sub-Group, February 7, 2006, Version: 1.00 (Endorsed by GOL Metadata Working Group)
  • Government of Canada Records Management Application Profile, Prepared by Government On-Line Metadata Working Group - Records Management Sub-Group, February 7, 2006, Version: 1.00 (Endorsed by the GOL Metadata Working Group)

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