Often metadata records are very similar, where only title, abstract and few others fields should be modified. This cannot be solved with default values, because similarity depends on the theme, for example orthoimagery metadata records are similar among them but different from the land use ones, and so on. To avoid inserting again all values, it would be useful to have "templates", i.e. a sort of metadata drafts that can be recalled and completed. Templates could be created from scratch, or by defining a compiled record as a "template".