Jonathan Studiman, writing on his personal products of the industrial age blog discusses some improvements he and his colleagues made to a DAM system he is implementing for The City of Toronto’s Clerk’s Office and City Planning departments. The main point of interest in the article is that the system …Continue reading »
On CMSwire,com, Henrik de Gyor has written an article Should I Auto-tag or Crowdsource my Metadata.
The summary of the post is that there are a combination of either automated methods and crowdsourcing techniques which can potentially be used for asset metadata cataloguing, but you need to test each …Continue reading »
This Computerworld article covers an interesting take on metadata from representatives of Australia’s Pirate Party which isn’t one that is familiar to members of the DAM community where we’re all encouraged to view metadata as being a wholly positive concept that is essential for finding assets. In this case, the …Continue reading »
Edward Smith, of Extensis has written an article for CMSWire.com entitled: Who Should Enter Metadata in Digital Asset Management?
“Metadata is important because it helps you and other DAM users find the right files (keywords), understand the content of the files you find (descriptions) and use those files correctly …Continue reading »
John Goodwin, writing on the UK’s government, data.gov.uk website explains the basics of Linked Data:
“The Linked Data Web is not just about connecting datasets, but about linking information at the level of a single statement or fact. The idea behind the Linked Data Web is to use URIs …Continue reading »
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 …Continue reading »
Christine Connors, writing on the TriviumRLG blog has written a brief history of classification. This paragraph about the history of taxonomies in the enterprise stood out specifically for me:
“Taxonomies in the enterprise reach back further than one thinks, but became known to researchers in 1858 when the NY …Continue reading »
Earley and Associates have published a blog post last week on Metadata and Taxonomies:
“Business makes extensive use of taxonomy and metadata in a variety of scenarios including accounting, databases and inter/intra-net based applications to provide structure and organize information. All this is normal and straightforward. Chaos arises, however, …Continue reading »
The Embedded Metadata Manifesto: Proper Industry Recognition For The Value Of Embedded Metadata At Last?
This was covered on David Rieck’s Controlled Vocabulary group. The Embedded Metadata Manifesto discusses 5 key principles for using and creating embedded metadata and is aimed at both intellectual property originators (creators of assets like photographers, film makers etc), tool developers (i.e. DAM vendors) and end users. The following is …Continue reading »
The Taxonomy Blog covers a report of the Taxonomy Bootcamp which was apparently compiled from tweets rather than attending the event. In “What next, taxonomy?” the authors discuss 5 key themes and questions that were discussed at length during the conference:
- Centralised taxonomies don’t scale. Think federated and
This was posted on the Controlled Vocabulary list that metadata expert, David Riecks manages. Matroska is a new open standard container format for multimedia files. Many readers will be aware of container formats for video, like QuickTime or AVI etc. Matroska can be used to hold metadata, including ‘time line’ …Continue reading »
Metadata Strategies Used By The BBC: Are Asset Value Judgements A Potential Source Of Conflict For DAM End Users?
SearchDataManagement.co.uk has an interview with Mike Gunton, Executive Director of The BBC’s Natural History Unit where he describes the rationale behind the corporation’s Digital Media Initiative (DMI) which is at the core of its Digital Asset Management strategy. Unsurprisingly, the natural history unit’s metadata and archival requirements are ‘at the …Continue reading »