Free GIS Book: Metadata
Metadata Chapter - Sample Outline
What is metadata?
Why is metadata important?
Moritz Lennert wrote: Two examples of FOSS metadata tools:
"MDweb is a generic, multi-language, multi-standard, multi-platform tool for cataloging and locating environmental information, and, by extension, geographical data. [...] The specifications adopted for the cataloging of geographical information are based on the ISO 19115 standard and conform to Open Geospatial Consortium specifications and European directives (INSPIRE directives)."
- GeoNetwork (OSGeo project)
"GeoNetwork opensource implements both the Portal component and the Catalog database of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) defined in the OGC Reference Architecture. It provides tools for managing and publishing metadata on spatial data and related services."
Luca Casagrande commented: "Don't know if this can help, but here:
You can find the paper of "Semiautomatic extraction and management of metadata in gvSIG" presented during latest gvSIG conference."