The Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022 establishes a new, best practice scheme for sharing Australian Government data, underpinned by strong safeguards and consistent, efficient processes - the DATA Scheme. The Office of the National Data Commissioner (ONDC) has developed a metadata standard for the Australian Government Data Catalogue. It builds on the work of the Australian Government Data Champions Network and a six-step methodology for developing a data inventory, which is currently used by APS agencies to build or enhance their data inventories.
The National Archives has worked with the ONDC to map the Australian Government Data Catalogue metadata attributes to the Australian Government Recordkeeping Metadata Standard (AGRkMS v2.2).
The National Archives recommends considering both standards to inform the use of metadata by your agency, to meet requirements of the ONDC to enable data sharing and the National Archives’ requirements for effective management of information assets over time.
The following advice can help your agency understand what is required by the ONDC and the National Archives. The requirements are similar in most cases, allowing reuse of metadata.