Metadata has always been a key factor in findability. Media companies are discovering the value and importance due to its improved consistency, data quality and cost efficiency. This important topic came to us from TV Technology in their article, “How to Increase the Value of Your Content Library with Metadata.”

In the vast digital expanse that is the internet, finding the right piece of information can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Whether it’s a specific document, a relevant research paper or even just the perfect song to match your mood, the ability to locate content efficiently is paramount. This is where metadata steps in as an unsung hero, playing a crucial role in enhancing the discoverability of digital assets.

By recognizing the significance of metadata in findability and investing in robust metadata management strategies, organizations can unlock new opportunities for innovation, collaboration and knowledge dissemination in the digital age.

However, the efficacy of metadata hinges on its accuracy, completeness and consistency. Without proper metadata governance practices in place, the potential benefits of metadata may be undermined by inaccuracies, redundancies or gaps in information.

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

Data Harmony is an award-winning semantic suite that leverages explainable AI.

Sponsored by Access Innovations, changing search to found.