I'm looking for an overview of the differences between the editable metadata styles available in ArcCatalog. Were the diferent styles developed for use by specific groups of users? Are there any advantages/disadvantages of using one style over another? What are the specific differences in the available fields?
Complete answers to these questions might be too lengthy for this forum. A few sentances with links to pertinant resorces would be a great help. The ESRI help is severely lacking in this area (unless I've missed something).
I'm using ArcGIS 10, which seems to have fewer options than earlier versions had, so I'm mainly interested in the four options built into ArcCAtalog, plus the FGDC editor add-in. However, more is always better. Thanks.