Recordkeeping Metadata (Definition)

Metadata is data that describes the content, context and structure of records.
It is structured or semi-structured, descriptive information about a record and usually includes the title of the record, author, date created, any changes to the record, and applicable disposal or sentencing information.
Recordkeeping metadata enables a record to be managed over time and assists in identifying and retrieving records and supporting long term record functionality, reliability, and effective preservation or disposal authentication.

Last Reviewed: 05 December 2017