The Software Metadata Recommended Format Guide (SMRF) summarizes and defines the metadata elements recommended by the Software Preservation Network to describe software materials in the context of a wide range of collections. It aims to be adaptable, so that it can be used in different contexts and systems across libraries, museums, archives, and repositories. It is not meant to be exhaustive but provides a framework for cultural institutions and collections to define which metadata to capture for their own collections.
The Metadata Working Group’s intention is to revisit the SMRF Guide periodically by actively seeking comments and feedback from our community for a set review period, taking time to review and possibly incorporate those comments, and publishing a new iteration of the Guide. If you would like to leave a comment or provide feedback at this time, please view this Google Form: https://forms.gle/