Metadata has many roles. One is providing a path for a solid data management system. While much of the discussion around metadata focuses on understanding metadata itself along with its associated technologies, this perspective often represents a typical tool-and-technology focus, which has not achieved significant results to date. This interesting information came to us from Facet Publishing in their release, “New Book Provides Comprehensive and Accessible Guide to Metadata.”
The Future of Enriched, Linked, Open and Filtered Metadata, is a comprehensive guide to creating accurate, consistent, complete, user-centered and quality metadata that supports the user tasks of finding, identifying, selecting, obtaining and exploring information resources.
This book uses simple and accessible language to make sense of the many existing and emerging metadata standards, models and approaches. It will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in metadata creation, management and utilization as well as a reference for library information services students, especially those undertaking information organization, cataloguing and metadata modules.
Metadata makes digital content findable. However, findability works only when a proper taxonomy is in place. Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. 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, changing search to found.