# Data Schema Homepage
# Meet our schema 👋
This is the homepage for the LMEC's data description schema. The data description schema is used to write metadata which can power the hosting of open, humanistically-contextualized datasets.
The schema is organized into 6 top-level categories:
coreaddresses basics of the dataset
accesslinks to URLs for direct data access
tagsuses standard vocabularies and free tags to enable searching and filtering
lifecycledocuments the checkpoints at which people have come into contact with or changed the dataset to help paint a picture of the data's lineage
considerationsallows the data describer to evaluate the public usefulness of the data's formatting and available context
resourcescreates a constellation of resources to help someone make sense of the data, including publications, codebooks & documentation, supplementary files, and tutorials
# Schema documentation
You can use this tree to jump to different sections of the schema and learn more about how to populate each section. Each section has codeblocks with example uses.
# Browse the full schema
You can browse the full schema in JSON format here:
# Copy a blank template
You can copy a blank template for writing your own metadata here: