You would think on a site as complex and interlinked as the Internet Movie Database, metadata would reign supreme. But it has never been given the respect it deserves. This may change after the International Broadcasting Convention 2011 (IBC2011) next month.

We found this interesting news on Broadcast Engineering in their article, “Metadata looms large at IBC.” The fast expanding role of metadata in search and recommendation will be lifted up both in the conference and on the show floor.

An area that is still cloudy and lacks clarity for many involves the standards and best practices around metadata application. A standard covering all the bases would be too heavy and difficult to implement. No single metadata product or technology can really cover the whole spectrum. This will also be obvious at IBC2011.

Melody K. Smith

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