lameta is a new tool for preparing data for archiving. It allows you to enter and edit metadata, link metadata records to resource files, keep track of your data management work, and export data sets for upload to an archive.

lameta greatly simplifies management of collections and makes the archiving process straightforward and painless for field workers.

As a result of discussion at the 2016 LD Tools and Methods Summit in Melbourne, a group of participants arranged to draw up specifications for development of a metadata entry tool. The development of lameta was funded by the NSF, ELDP and CoEDL. The project is led by Gary Holton (University of Hawaii Manoa), Nick Thieberger (University of Melbourne), and Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS). lameta was developed by John Hatton, and is open source.