We know the value of standards. In the world of ecological data, there is a lack of consensus on standardization of metadata, which obstructs studies. This interesting information came from 7th Space Interactive in their article, “Standardizing metadata and taxonomic identification in metabarcoding studies.”
There is a need for the development and application of standards. Clear, consistent data is important for indexing and retrieving data in any field of business. As we move into more business intelligence integration, remember that standards are what drives consistency and optimization. It is the cornerstone for making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.