Have I ever mentioned a fabulous blog called Metadata Matters? I think I have in passing, but I wanted to take some time on a Metadata Monday to expand on my admiration for the content. This blog features very technical information, primarily appealing to the traditional cataloger set – those involved day-to-day with MARC21 and RDF and AACR2 and Dublin Core.
I like the way this blog takes fairly complex concepts and breaks them down. There are plentiful diagrams and examples of code. From linked data to simple and informative conference reports, metadata is the star of the show. This is a great resource to add to your RSS feed of choice.
The latest entry is A Manifesto for Managing Metadata in an Open World. Since metadata goes through the create/publish/consume/integrate cycle, there are many rules to employ for consistency and accuracy. Similar to geometric theorems, this manifesto lays it all on the table. Metadata slackers beware! After all, findability depends on the quality of the metadata.