In the world of metadata, versions are often confused for variations or even renditions. Versions apply to digital assets and their respective metadata. Without version control and history in digital asset management (DAM), errors during the editing process can turn into disasters. A version often involves a correction or an improvement by editing.

CMS Wire brought this information to our attention in their article, “Digital Asset Management: Why You Need Version Control.” Why would you want to edit metadata? Whether the metadata is embedded or associated, version control may still be needed. There are DAM systems with full version control for assets and metadata, even down to a single character change within the metadata.

Using metadata intelligently and maintaining its integrity are key to finding your data. Be sure to choose the right product and partner to capture and index data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies that can help clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and indexing rule bases.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.