AGLS metadata standard

Retirement of the AGLS Metadata Standard

The AGLS Metadata Standard was originally developed in 1997 to improve the visibility, availability and interoperability of online information.

National Archives has decommissioned the AGLS website and uncoupled our responsibilities from AS 5044-2010 which is managed by Standards Australia. These changes will not affect the continuing existence of AS 5044-2010 but the role of the National Archives has changed. We consulted with Standards Australia before we took down the AGLS website.

The National Archives prepared new advice on Metadata for the web and a case study from Geoscience Australia to assist those agencies in the post-AGLS environment.

Web page updated December 2023.