Some basic advice that many projects starting up could still do with learning

  1. Creating metadata takes longer than you think
  2. As does copyright clearance
  3. Expose as much metadata as you can, without authentication
  4. Think about your URL policy and then stick to it
  5. Temporal and spatial metadata are very user-friendly
  6. Metadata takes a lot longer than data capture
  7. Don’t reinvent the wheel, for either big or small things