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This page provides an overview of 30 articles related to 'metadata', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Metadata can be defined literally as "data about data," but the term is normally understood to mean structured data about digital (and non-digital) resources that can be used to help support a wide range of operations. These might include, for example, resource description and discovery, the management of information resources (including rights management) and their long-term preservation. In the context of digital resources, there exists a wide variety of metadata formats. Viewed on a continuum of increasing complexity, these range from the basic records used by robot-based Internet search services, through relatively simple formats like the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) and the more detailed Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) header and MARC formats, to highly specific formats like the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata, the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Codebook. (Excerpt from this source)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'metadata' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'metadata': 646 (37.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'metadata' across all Ariadne articles: 4953
  • Average number of references to 'metadata' per Ariadne article: 7.67
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'metadata': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'metadata': 4.8 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'metadata':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Open Repositories 2010

Philip Hunter and Robin Taylor report on the Open Repositories Conference held in Madrid between 6 -9 July 2010 at the Palacio de Congresos.

July 2010, issue64, event report

DCC Workshop on Persistent Identifiers

Philip Hunter gives a personal view of this workshop held in Glasgow, 30 June - 1 July, supported by NISO, CETIS, ERPANET, UKOLN and the DCC.

July 2005, issue44, event report

A Tradition of Scholarly Documentation for Digital Objects: The Launch of the Digital Curation Centre

Philip Hunter reports on the launch of the DCC at the National eScience Centre in Edinburgh, November 2004.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 35: The Art and Craft of Portalage

Philip Hunter provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne 35.

April 2003, issue35, editorial

DELOS CEE Event: Current Trends in Digitisation in Central and Eastern Europe

Philip Hunter reports on this meeting held in snowbound Torun, Poland, 3-4 February 2003.

April 2003, issue35, event report

Hidden Treasures: The Impact of Moving Image and Sound Archives in the 21st Century

Philip Hunter reports on the one day meeting on multimedia objects in the British Library, London, October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 34: Cultivating Interoperability and Resource-Sharing

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 34.

January 2003, issue34, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 33: Exploring the Information Environment

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 33.

October 2002, issue33, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 32: The Grid -The Web Twenty Years On?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 32.

July 2002, issue32, editorial

Open Archive Forum Workshop: Creating a European Forum on Open Archives

Ariadne reports on the Open Archives Forum's First Workshop: Creating a European Forum on Open Archives. Pisa, 13-14 May 2002. CNR, Pisa.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Editorial Introduction to Issue 31: An E-prints Revolution?

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne issue 31.

April 2002, issue31, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 30: Centering the Periphery - A New Equity in Information Access?

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 30.

January 2002, issue30, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 29: Key Technologies for the Development of the Digital Library

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 29.

October 2001, issue29, editorial

Developing an Agenda for Institutional E-Print Archives

Philip Hunter, John MacColl and Marieke Napier report on a one day Open Archives conference on OAI compliant metadata and e-print issues. Held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London. 11 July 2001.

October 2001, issue29, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 2001, issue28, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 27: The Digital Library Jigsaw

Philip Hunter opens the box and looks at some of the choicest pieces of Ariadne issue 27.

March 2001, issue27, editorial

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

March 2001, issue27, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

Review of Digital Imaging: A Practical Handbook

Philip Hunter and Marieke Napier review Stuart Lee's 'Digital Imaging' handbook.

January 2001, issue26, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 25: Beyond the Web Site

Philip Hunter on the contents of Ariadne issue 25 and recent developments in the world of Digital Library initiatives.

September 2000, issue25, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 24: Plumbing the Digital Library

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne 24.

June 2000, issue24, editorial

Library Resource Sharing and Discovery: Catalogues for the 21st Century

Ariadne reports on the highlights of the recent Glasgow CLUMPS one day conference

June 2000, issue24, event report

Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 1999, issue20, news and events

Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.

March 1999, issue19, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 18

The web editors, Bernadette Daly and Philip Hunter, introduce Ariadne issue 18.

December 1998, issue18, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 17

The web editors, Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly, introduce Ariadne issue 17.

September 1998, issue17, editorial

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

September 1998, issue17, news and events

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 16

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce Ariadne issue 16.

July 1998, issue16, editorial

Web Editorial: Introduction to Issue 12

Philip Hunter and Isobel Stark introduce Ariadne, in its Web Version.

November 1997, issue12, editorial

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