DCMI Global Meetings & Conferences, DC-2011, The Hague

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Metadata Harmonization for Fun and Profit
Mikael Nilsson

Last modified: 2011-10-07

Abstract


Common wisdom tells us that metadata nirvana can only be achieved through widespread use of a single metadata standard. At the same time, the world is moving in the opposite direction, with new metadata schemas and formats showing up at an seemingly alarming rate. But metadata diversity can be a good thing, as long as a basic level of harmonization is maintained. The question is: what is metadata harmonization and why should we care? The talk is an exposition of the core concepts in the speaker's PhD thesis "From Interoperability to Harmonization in Metadata Standardization".

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