Metadata elements included in the Metadata Entry System

There is abundant interest in exactly what elements need to be filled in in order to build minimal but compliant FGDC-style metadata as produced by the Metadata Entry System.  These are a few more than the mandatory list but constitute a minimal adequate set for general "catalog" use. Here is a list of those elements, valid for Version 1.0 of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata:

Repeating "Profile" Elements

The following elements are collected once for a given metadata entry person and are embedded in every subsequent metadata entry they make, saving data entry time for this information.

Metadata Elements for Each Entry

General Identification Information Distribution Information