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Collection development policy

The Research Data Australia collection development policy (PDF, 0.06 MB) defines the intent, coverage and curation of Research Data Australia (RDA) as well as the preferred model for access and licensing.

Collection description quality policy

The Research Data Australia collection description quality policy (PDF, 0.4 MB) covers issues of metadata completeness, rich contextual connections, and quality content. This policy is not meant to cover issues of currency, accuracy or appropriateness. Those issues are addressed in the RDA collection description integrity policy.

Collection description integrity policy

The Research Data Australia collection description integrity policy (PDF, 0.32 MB) addresses issues of currency, accuracy and appropriateness of collection descriptions in RDA. It aims to ensure that invalid information is not published to RDA. This policy is not meant to cover issues of metadata quality, communication value, rich context or fitness for purpose of the content. Those issues are covered in the RDA collection description quality policy.

Content Providers Guide

Contributors to RDA should also refer to the Content Providers Guide (CPG) for practical guidance on metadata requirements consistent with this policy.