Metadata is information that helps people to find, understand, authenticate, trust, use and manage information. If information has metadata, we know what it is, what it has been used for and how to use it. Metadata also makes information easier to find.
This document form metadata scheme establishes record types common to most organisations in the NSW public sector. This is a modified version of the same scheme in the Australian Government recordkeeping metadata standard (D21). In addition, some specific document forms for NSW government, councils, public health services and universities have been defined.