validating

MEDIN provides two tools to ensure your metadata complies with MEDIN standards, ie that it is valid. Once your metadata is validated, go to the publishing page to learn how to publish your metadata. If the online tool generates an error messages that you don't understand, MEDIN provides a searchable error message database.
 

 

Online tool

Metadata Maestro

 
Guidance notes for the production of MEDIN compliant discovery metadata (PDF).
 • Create and export a metadata records in XML or upload a record directly to the MEDIN discovery portal.
 • Suitable for generating metadata for a small number of data sets.
 • Can only be used online (no stand alone mode).
 • Error message database
Guidance notes for the production of MEDIN compliant discovery metadata (PDF).
 • Available under lincence from SeaZone
 • Developed by SeaZone in collaboration with MEDIN
 • Create, edit, validate and transform discovery metadata records to MEDIN, GEMINI and ISO standards
 • Can be used in standalone mode.
 
 

advanced

If you have experience of metadata formats and XML, you can use the MEDIN schematron with any XML editor to validate your XML.