In this article, Michael Daconta at Government Computer News, discusses how well structured and considered metadata can improve the mechanisms of government and therefore better protect consumers and citizens.
“The key to metadata design is developing the best descriptive fields that increase the usage value of the data to the end user. By usage value, I mean those metadata fields that significantly drive and affect user behavior. These types of fields can be discovered by asking questions such as “How do our users get value out of our data?” and then walking backward from those answers to the fields that best distinguish the good from the bad (or the proverbial wheat from the chaff). [Read More]
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