Metadata Services

Metadata is "...the information we create, store, and share to describe things, [it] allows us to interact with these things to obtain the knowledge we need" (Riley, 2017, p. 1).

DSI Metadata Services

DSI can provide Appalachian State University students, staff, and faculty with guidance on metadata best practices for digital projects. We can also provide support for metadata creation, remediation, and enrichment, whether it’s for creating a digital collection of photographs, sharing digital items with colleagues, or preparing a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for an open access journal article.

To learn more about metadata, please visit the Metadata for Describing Digital Objects library guide, which provides tips for getting started on your project as well as instructional videos, guidelines for creating metadata, and links to additional resources.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

Need a DOI for your open access book, dataset, software application, or journal article? We can help. Contact the Metadata Librarian for assistance. You may be asked to provide information about the work, such as:

  • Author(s) name(s) and ORCID (if available)
  • Date of publication
  • Journal Title
  • Journal ISSN
  • Title of article/book
  • URL where resource is located

For general information about DOIs, please see this guide


For additional questions, please contact: 
Ashlea Green