Three Types of Metadata

By Deane Barker • Posted on August 06, 2012

A month or so ago, I posted about the NISO document for building digital collections. Buried in that document was a great quote about the different kinds of metadata.

Essentially, NISO claims, it breaks down to three types:

Of course, all this depends on whether or not you think “metadata” is even a thing at all, and I’ve argued in the past that metadata in web content management is an outdated concept.

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