Metadata: a current view of practice and issues

Lorcan Dempsey, Rachel Heery

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This paper describes emerging metadata practice and standards. It gives an overview of the environments in which metadata is used, before focusing on metadata for information resources. It outlines an approximate typology of approaches and explores different strands of metadata activity. It discusses trends in format development, metadata management, and use of search and retrieve protocols. It concludes by discussing some features of future deployment of metadata in support of network resource discovery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-172
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Documentation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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