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Digital Resource Services

Standards Information

Information about relevant standards: digitisation, file formats, best practices...

Dublin Core
http://dublincore.org/
Standard metadata set used on web pages (and DSpace installations) worldwide.
National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/digital/standards.html
When in doubt, the best source of expertise on digitisation and preparation standards is the National Library.
World Wide Web Consortium
http://www.w3.org/
The W3C is a prime source for information on XML and web-related standards and tools.
OASIS
http://www.oasis-open.org/home/index.php
http://xml.coverpages.org/
A storehouse of information on third-party XML applications.