Because I'm a geek, I was looking into the software we'll be using. It is, according to Wikipedia, written in PHP with a MySQL back end, and it uses an unqualified Dublin Core metadata standard. I looked further into Dublin Core, and saw that
Metadata records based on Dublin Core are intended to be used for cross-domain information resource description and have become standard in the fields of library science and computer science.
Computer science and library science? How perfect is that for me?!? I am really looking forward to this project - I hope it's as interesting as it sounds.