I really like Jody Perkins article on “Planning for Metadata.” Several of her comments were common sense and most revolved around knowing your collection and the needs of your users. Still it is nice to have a straight forward guide highlighting those very common sense items that can often be forgotten in planning a new project. However, I found the most interesting portion of the article to be about the “data dictionaries” as she terms them. Perkins stashes this little gem under the heading “Documenting Decisions” and while it certainly concerns documentation I found it an all around sensible. The data dictionaries could be termed meta-metadata and offer detailed information regarding each element of the schema. Filling out this information at the beginning of a project is a great way to keep good records by recording what has been decided and can also can highlight the strengths and weakness of the schema and the collection.