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Introduction To Metadata: Pathways To Digital Information (Getty Information Institute)

As the World Wide Web has emerged as a major research tool across all fields of study, the concept of metadata has become a crucial topic. Metadata, which can be broadly defined as "data about data," refers to the searchable definitions used to locate information. This issue is particularly relevant to searches on the Web, where metatags may determine the ease with which a particular Web site is located by searchers. This book defines this little-understood concept, explains its importance and potential uses in the networked environment, and describes existing metadata standards in the field of cultural heritage information.

Series: Getty Information Institute

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0892365331

ISBN-13: 978-0892365333

Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.2 x 6.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

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This is a well written and informative book, especially if you are a librarian or researcher. There is a very nice section comparing metadata standards.It is not, however, an introduction to metadata. It covers only a small subset of metadata and it totally silent on the subjects of business, technical and operational metadata.

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