The Value of Metadata and How to Realise It [A5]


At this workshop, attendees will examine and discuss:

  • The value of using metadata as a aid to reliable retrieval both within individual Web sites and across distributed sites (the pervasive Web).
  • What the barriers to effective use of metadata are and how they can be overcome.
  • Who should be responsible for creating and maintaining metadata – resource creators; web-masters; librarians?
  • Whether embedding and harvesting or a central database is the best approach.