11   Metadata

Some of the material used in this chapter was first published in the Journal of Digital Asset Management volume 1, number 4 published by Henry Stewart Publications, London in July 2005 and is republished here with permission.

This chapter will provide suggestions for building a metadata structure and for the processes of assigning metadata to content. The concepts and issues discussed in this chapter are closely related to those discussed in Chapter 10. If the reader is new to the topic of metadata then the section on Clarification of Terms in Chapter 10 should be consulted prior to reading this chapter.

The later part of this chapter describes considerations in regard to data structures not commonly included in the taxonomy discussions. ...

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