Software Metadata Recommended Format Guide (SMRF) Publication Release

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Dianne Dietrich

Feb 8, 2022, 9:27:12 AMFeb 8



The Software Preservation Network (SPN) Metadata Working Group is pleased to release the Software Metadata Recommended Format (SMRF) Guide. SMRF aims to provide an adaptable framework to describe a range of software types to support discovery, access, and reuse in libraries, museums, archives, and repositories.


You can find a link to the SMRF Guide on the SPN website:


A sincere thank you to our community and reviewers for all their feedback on this document.



Our best,


The SPN Metadata Working Group

Allan Christophersen (The Royal Danish Library)

Elena Colón-Marrero (Bentley Historical Library)

Dianne Dietrich (Cornell University Library)

Patricia Falcao (Tate)

Claire Fox (Yale University Library)

Karen Hanson (Portico)

Allen Kwan (Government of Ontario)


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