This week there has been too much good stuff related to metadata to confine this blog post to one measly topic. Here are some of my picks:
- Leala Abbott, Metadata and Taxonomy Specialist extraordinaire in NYC, presents a clear explanation of the types of controlled vocabularies. With succinct descriptions of a value list, synonym ring, taxonomy, and thesaurus, this post simply and elegantly differentiates between the somewhat confusing vocabulary types. And check out this kitty example:
On Metadata Matters, the subject of “taggregations” is explored. Admittedly, I do not work with MARC21 so this aggregated statement technique is a little fuzzy for me, but seems incredibly useful if your thing is to represent MARC21 tags as RDF properties associated with a syntax encoding scheme.
- John Mancini talks about the challenge of metadata in this video. From semantics, to marrying information about information, Mr. Mancini comments on the importance of metadata in the world today.
- In 3 Things Every Producer Should Know About Metadata, Rob Shlette talks about music metadata from digital delivery to mastering.