Metadata for Webforms

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Type

Metadata tag: "DC.type"

Webforms are only required to select a type.  Read more about types.

Do:

  • You can only choose one type for each page.
  • Read the scope notes below to determine the type best describing the majority of content on your page.
    • The majority of webform pages are Contact Us pages. Select the Contact Information type.
    • Conference registration forms, technical support requests, etc. submit contact information and data to EPA staff, and are therefore also the Contact Information type.

Do Not:

  • Do not apply Overview & Factsheets to every page in a web area.

Types and their scope notes: 


Type

Scope Note

Announcements & Schedules

News, news releases, calendars, comment schedules, meeting agendas, Requests for Proposals, job announcements, etc.

Collections & Lists

Lists of links, bibliographies, recommended resource lists, hubs, etc.

Contact Information

A list of the addresses, phone/FAX numbers, and affiliations of a specific individual, groups of people, companies, organizations, publications, etc. May include additional information such as professional titles or credentials.

Data & Tools

Models, methods, maps, data files, databases, glossaries, software, tutorials, etc.

Overviews & Factsheets

Factsheets, Frequent Questions pages, Basic Information pages, etc.

Policies & Guidance

Internal and external policies, guidance and guidelines related to agency operations and/or regulatory compliance & enforcement. Includes proposed rules, MOUs, Judicial Decisions, International Agreements, etc.

Reports & Assessments

In-depth information, toxicity assessments, budgets, strategic plans, conference proceedings, etc.

Speeches, Testimony & Transcripts

A written record of dictated or recorded speech. Includes correspondence.

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Taxonomy Topics and Facets

Multiple metadata tags, see table below.

The EPA Web Taxonomy allows audiences easy access to relevant information from EPA programs, by using a common vocabulary to describe EPA web content. The web taxonomy is organized into multiple facets, arranged hierarchically (see table below).  Read more about the Web Taxonomy.

Do:

  • Lookup terms and descriptions first in the Web Taxonomy or search across all facets and topics in the Web Taxonomy Search
  • Choose terms that are as broad or narrow as the content dictates.
  • Choose terms that describe a significant portion of the content.

Do Not:

  • Leave all topics and facets blank. At least one topic or one facet should apply to the page.
  • Do not choose terms that are only somewhat related to the page content or are about the web area in general.

Taxonomy Topics and Facets

Topic/Facet

Name and Link

Metadata Tag

Subtopics and facets

Topic

Cooperation and Assistance

DC.Subject.epacat

Advising & consulting, community assistance, environmental justice, financial assistance, international cooperation, partnerships

Topic

Emergencies and Cleanup

DC.Subject.epaect

Cleanup processes, cleanup sites, accidents, emergency management, natural disasters

Topic

Environmental Media

DC.Subject.epaemt

Air, soils & land, species, water, wastewater, water pollution

Topic

Health

DC.Subject.epahealth

Human health conditions or concerns, food safety, health effects, special populations

Topic

Pollution Prevention

DC.Subject.epappt

Conservation, energy efficiency, fuel economy, pollution prevention, renewable energy, sustainable development, waste reduction

Topic

Regulatory and Industrial

DC.Subject.eparit

Compliance & enforcement, permitting programs, regulated facilities, regulatory development, substances management,

Topic

Research, Analysis and Technology

DC.Subject.eparat

Environmental technology, research & analysis

Topic

EPA Operations

DC. Subject.epaopt

Budget, facilities management, human resrouces management, information management, legal services, legislative & intergovernmental relations, standards for government conduct, technology management, travel

Facet

Audience

DC.audience

Community organizers & educators, concerned citizens & students, kids, regulated community, research & technology community

Facet

Geographic Locations

DC.coverage

International regions, United States, Territories, Water Bodies

Facet

Substances

DC.Subject.epasubstance

Chemicals, consumer products, fuels, human health disruptors, munitions, pesticides, pollutants & contaminants, radiation & radioactive substances, wastes

Facet

Environmental Laws, Regulations and Treaties

DC.Subject.eparegulation

Executive orders, judicial decisions, regulations, statutes, treaties & agreements

Facet

Industries

DC.Subject.epaindustrty

Agriculture, banking, construction, manufacturing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, real estate, service industries, transportation and warehousing, utilities, waste management & remediation

Facet

Agency Function

DC.subject.epabrm

Management of government resources, mode of delivery, services for citizens, support delivery of services

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