Software Metadata Recommended Format Guide (SMRF) Call for Comments

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Elena Colon-Marrero

Jul 6, 2021, 12:39:39 PMJul 6



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


While SMRF authors have identified a wide range of concepts that are important to software cataloging, we recognize that there may be gaps in this guide. We invite members of the cultural heritage fields to review SMRF by August 6, and submit feedback directly in our Google Doc.


Link to SMRF via Google Docs here:


We look forward to hearing your feedback!


Our best,


The SPN Metadata Working Group

Allan Christophersen (The Royal Danish Library)

Elena Colón-Marrero (Computer History Museum)

Dianne Dietrich (Cornell University Library)

Patricia Falcao (Tate)

Claire Fox (New York University)

Karen Hanson (Portico)

Allen Kwan (Government of Ontario)




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