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Descriptive Metadata for Television by Linda Tadic, Ellen Mulder, Mike Cox

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1 What Is Metadata?

“That shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days when you get un-birthday presents,” said Humpty Dumpty.

“Certainly,” said Alice.

“And only one for birthday presents, you know, there’s glory for you!”

“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’” Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’”

“But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument,’” Alice objected.

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in a rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean different things.”

“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which ...

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