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This page provides an overview of 13 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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Web Watch: An Update On Search Engines Used In UK Universities

Brian Kelly with an Update On Search Engines Used In UK Universities.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: Towards Equitable Distribution of Global Knowledge

Leslie Chan and Barbara Kirsop explore some of the implications of using the OAI Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2002, issue30, news and events

My Humbul: Humbul Gets Personal

Randy Metcalfe describes new functionality available for users of the Humbul Humanities Hub.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Multi-media and Image Handling: The future is Textless

Marieke Napier on a DTI multimedia day in London in November 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Managed Learning?

Nicole Harris on current developments towards Managed Learning Environments in the ANGEL project.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

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

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 30.

January 2002, issue30, editorial

Digitization: Do We Have a Strategy?

David Pearson suggests that the library sector should find a mechanism to put digitisation high on the agenda.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Digital Curation: Digital Archives, Libraries and e-Science Seminar

Neil Beagrie and Philip Pothen report on the Digital Preservation day in October 2001, held in London.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?

Paul Browning and Mike Lowndes explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Building ResourceFinder

Pete Cliff looks at how the RDN has utilised the OAI Metadata Harvesting Protocol.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Book Review: The Invisible Web

Marieke Napier reviews the book: The Invisible Web.

January 2002, issue30, review

Access to Archives: England’s Contribution to the National Archive Network

Caroline Thibeaud discusses the Archive 2 Archive project.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

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