PROS 99/007 VERS Metadata Scheme Specification defines the metadata that may occur within a VERS Encapsulated Object (VEO).

The metadata defined in this Specification has a number of functions including:

  • to structure the information contained within the VEO
  • to document the standards and specifications used in producing the VEO
  • to contain a digital signature and sufficient information to verify the signature
  • to describe the record or folder and its relationship with other records or folders in the recordkeeping system
  • to contain information used to document the history of the record or folder
  • to support the management of the record or folder.