Metadata schema for traditional knowledge

Dana Indra Sensuse, Handrie Noprisson, Yudho Giri Sucahyo, Lukman

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Approximately four hundred indigenous communities in Indonesia originally utilize their traditional knowledge for supporting their daily life. Because of many benefits of that knowledge, many stakeholders have started to collect and write it into a digital report. However, the digital report was still documented in the different format of metadata because there is no specific metadata schema for describing digital data of traditional knowledge. Moreover, the differences of metadata schema will make the difficult process of documenting, managing and disseminating this traditional knowledge. To overcome this problem, this work attempted to design specific metadata schema for a domain of traditional knowledge by utilizing metadata development methods, i.e., domain analysis, derivation analysis, system-centric analysis, user-centric analysis and resource-centric analysis. The selection of those methods based on literature review result toward research articles that presented about metadata development. As a result, this paper proposed metadata schema of traditional knowledge that consists of 37 metadata elements which are categorized into 6 metadata sections, i.e., supporting data, material, supporting tool, success story, knowledge source, and knowledge engineer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2051-2062
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Information management
  • Metadata schema
  • Traditional knowledge


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