Here’s a great tweet from Livia Labate:
“Metadata is the new art direction.”
When I worked in the seedy underbelly of advertising, I envied art directors. They were celebrated as rock stars and lauded for new innovations. As such, a good art director could control and in fact, direct the course of many things. Some wielded that power mercilessly…
As metadata professionals, we should embrace the same power without being divas. With power comes responsibility and this takes a tad more self promotion savvy and confidence than information professionals sometimes possess. Own it. It’s time. Otherwise, no one will ever be able to find anything relevant.
In other news, two Dublin Core Metadata element set reference documents have been updated. And, from my pals at JISC, here’s a cool project on World War I. Finally, a reminder to be mindful as you add metadata or catalog an item. This article in the Atlantic talks about archival “discoveries” that were right there under our collective noses to begin with.