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This page provides an overview of 46 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)

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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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Editorial Introduction to Issue 71

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Editorial Introduction to Issue 70

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 70.

November 2012, issue70, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 69

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 69.

July 2012, issue69, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 67: Changes Afoot

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 67.

July 2011, issue67, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 66: Sanity Check

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 66.

January 2011, issue66, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 65: Ariadne in Search of Your Views

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 65.

October 2010, issue65, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 64: Supporting the Power of Research Data

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 64.

July 2010, issue64, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 63: Consider the Users in the Field

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 63.

April 2010, issue63, editorial

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Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2010, issue63, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 62: The Wisdom of Communities

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 62.

January 2010, issue62, editorial

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October 2009, issue61, news and events

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July 2009, issue60, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 59: The Loneliness of the Long-distance Worker

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 59.

April 2009, issue59, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2009, issue59, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 58: People Still Matter

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 58.

January 2009, issue58, editorial

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Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2009, issue58, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 57:Achieving the Balance

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 57.

October 2008, issue57, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2008, issue57, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2008, issue56, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 55: Digital Lives, Digital Values

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 55.

April 2008, issue55, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

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January 2008, issue54, news and events

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July 2007, issue52, news and events

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April 2007, issue51, news and events

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Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2007, issue50, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 49: Technology Is Only Part of the Story

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 49.

October 2006, issue49, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2006, issue49, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2006, issue48, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 47: Keeping What We Know

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 47.

April 2006, issue47, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2006, issue47, news and events

News and Events

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February 2006, issue46, news and events

News and Events

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October 2005, issue45, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2005, issue44, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 43: When Technology Alone Is Not Enough

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 43.

April 2005, issue43, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

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News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2005, issue42, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 41: Forces in Train

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 41.

October 2004, issue41, editorial

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2004, issue41, news and events

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