Metadata can be defined as
  • data describing one or more resources
  • or as
  • data associated with an object and describing it
Basically metadata is describing documents, objects or services and contains information about their content, structure or form. Bibliographic data sets and catalog entries in library catalogs can be seen as a kind of metadata.

This repository is using metadata in the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (short Dublin Core (DC)) which has fifteen basic elements.

Metadata and bibliographic information on OPUS Würzburg - excluding the abstracts - are available under CC0 Public Domain Dedication: Otherwise the licenses displayed or the German copyright apply.