Australian Government Architecture

AGLS Metadata Standard

The AGLS Metadata Standard was a set of descriptive properties to improve visibility and availability of online resources.

National Archives has decommissioned the AGLS website and uncoupled their responsibilities from AS 5044-2010 which is managed by Standards Australia.

AGLS is published as Australian Standard AS 5044-2010.  The 2010 revision supersedes AS 5044-2002 AGLS Metadata Element Set and is renamed the AGLS Metadata Standard. This revised version takes into account changes introduced by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) in January 2008. It also makes technical changes to support linked data and Semantic Web projects, recognising that the internet is no longer just a medium for publishing human-readable documents.

This AGLS Metadata Standard provides a set of metadata properties and associated usage guidelines to improve the visibility, manageability and interoperability of online information and services.


This standard supports digital solutions in the following capability.

Content Management (Individual)


This standard assists in meeting the requirements of the following policies.

Content Management policy (Position)

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