Metadata Department

The Metadata Department creates, enhances, remediates, and transforms descriptive and discovery metadata in multiple schemas to provide discovery and access to library resources in SearchWorks (including the Stanford Digital Repository), through the integrated work of 4 units:

Metadata Development (MDU)



Data Control

We also provide metadata consultation services and training throughout the libraries and to the university community at large. Please contact us for further information.

As a service to metadata librarians in other institutions, we also provide here many of our local standards and procedures for metadata creation in the MARC and MODS environments. Administrative procedures and restricted links are available to Stanford affiliates on Consul.


Mailing address:

Stanford University Libraries
Metadata Department
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford CA 94305-6004

Physical address:

Metadata Department
Lathrop Library
518 Memorial Way
Stanford CA 94305-3104