"The Digital Archives Metadata Registry:
allows Digital Archives staff to progressively register preferences for published metadata terms (e.g. Dublin Core) to represent common metadata elements in the digital archives<br />
allows Digital Archives staff to progressively coin new terms (by providing a URI and description) to represent metadata elements in the digital archives for which no suitable published term can be<br />
informs NSW government agencies wishing to transfer digital archives of State Records' metadata preferences<br />
informs users accessing the digital archives of the full set of searchable metadata fields in the system<br />
provides a 'best practice' reference for NSW government agencies wishing to standardise metadata used in agency recordkeeping systems<br />
provides a useful resource for the digital preservation and recordkeeping communities."