An interesting visual representation of 105 of the most common metadata standards. The chart breaks the standards into four areas:
- domain (i.e., most common field(s) of use)
- community (libraries, museums, publishing industry, etc.)
- function (e.g. controlled vocabulary vs. markup standard)
- purpose (resource description, preservation metadata, rights, technical, etc.)
The accompanying glossary provides a good, basic description of each standard/acronym.
Riley, Jenn. “Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe,” May 6, 2013. http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/~jenlrile/metadatamap/