This website is designed to assist in the implementation of the Irish Public Service Metadata Standard (IPSMS). It consists of guidelines for managers and those with the task of creating the metadata associated with online resources.
The site consists of sixteen sections which can be accessed from the menu on
the right. Specific usage instructions are available in section 7, Metadata
A Quick Guide is also available.
Create your IPSMS-compliant metadata using our online template.
MS Word (253kb), RTF (886kb)
and PDF (583kb) copies of the complete User Guide are
Quick Guide also available in MS Word (82kb) and PDF (162kb) formats.
This is Version 1.1 of the User Guidelines, dated June 2002.
This (the latest) version: http://www.gov.ie/webstandards/metastandards/index.html
Part One - Framework MS Word
(101kb), RTF (224kb) or PDF
Part Two - Element Set and Implementation MS Word (62kb), RTF(216kb) or PDF (172kb).
Version 1.0 of the Public Service Thesaurus (PST) now available (June 2002).
Contact CMOD with any enquiries regarding
IPSMS implementation at support@.gov.ie