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The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK) by DAMA International

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11 Meta-data Management

Meta-data Management is the ninth Data Management Function in the data management framework shown in Figures 1.3 and 1.4. It is the eighth data management function that interacts with and is influenced by the Data Governance function. Chapter 11 defines the meta-data management function and explains the concepts and activities involved in meta-data management.

11.1 Introduction

Meta-data is “data about data”, but what exactly does this commonly used definition mean? Meta-data is to data what data is to real-life. Data reflects real life transactions, events, objects, relationships, etc. Meta-data reflects data transactions, events, objects, relationships, etc.

Meta-data Management is the set of processes that ensure proper ...

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