Metadata continues to be in the headlines, and most of the news isn’t good. What is missing is news around the meta of data and how it has transformed. This interesting perspective was found on The New York Times in their article, “When Meta Met Data.” Meta is now conceived as dark and suspect, instead of the helpful and complicated piece of information it was, at one time, not that long ago.

We now rely on properly applied metadata to search at the speed we need to find the data we seek. However, if you don’t have the data properly indexed against a solid taxonomy to begin with, searching with speed will not get you very far.

A strong standards-based taxonomy is one with true integrity. 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 thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.