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Index Metadata

Metadata is "data that provides information about other data". [1]

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AGRIS (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) is a global public domain database with more than 8 million structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology.

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Alphanumeric is a combination of alphabetic and numeric characters, and is used to describe the collection of Latin letters and Arabic digits or a text constructed from this collection.

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American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States.

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Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR) were an international library cataloging standard.

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An archive is an accumulation of historical records or the physical place they are located.

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An archivist (AR-kiv-ist) is an information professional who assesses, collects, organizes, preserves, maintains control over, and provides access to records and archives determined to have long-term value.

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Arizona Supreme Court

The Arizona Supreme Court is the state supreme court of the U.S. state of Arizona.

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Audio file format

An audio file format is a file format for storing digital audio data on a computer system.

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Audio Interchange File Format

Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) is an audio file format standard used for storing sound data for personal computers and other electronic audio devices.

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Automatic number-plate recognition

Automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR; see also other names below) is a technology that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates to create vehicle location data.

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Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model.

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Business intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) comprises the strategies and technologies used by enterprises for the data analysis of business information.

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Business object

A business object is an entity within a multitiered software application that works in conjunction with the data access and business logic layers to transport data.

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Call detail record

A call detail record (CDR) is a data record produced by a telephone exchange or other telecommunications equipment that documents the details of a telephone call or other telecommunications transaction (e.g., text message) that passes through that facility or device.

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Canon EOS 7D

The Canon EOS 7D is a professional cropped sensor digital single-lens reflex camera made by Canon.

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Categories for the Description of Works of Art

Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA) describes the content of art databases by articulating a conceptual framework for describing and accessing information about works of art, architecture, other material culture, groups and collections of works, and related images.

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CD-Text is an extension of the Red Book Compact Disc specifications standard for audio CDs.

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CDDB, short for Compact Disc Database, is a database for software applications to look up audio CD (compact disc) information over the Internet.

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CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model

The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) provides an extensible ontology for concepts and information in cultural heritage and museum documentation.

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Cloud computing

Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet.

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Collections management system

A Collections Management System (CMS), sometimes called a Collections Information System, is software used by the collections staff of a collecting institution — primarily museums and archives, and to a lesser degree, libraries and galleries — to organize, control, and manage collections objects by “tracking all information related to and about” those objects.

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Compact Cassette

The Compact Audio Cassette (CAC) or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called the cassette tape or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.

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Compact disc

Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format that was co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982.

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Compact Disc Digital Audio

Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDDA or CD-DA) is the standard format for audio compact discs.

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Comparison and contrast of classification schemes in linguistics and metadata

A classification scheme is the product of arranging things into kinds of things (classes) or into groups of classes.

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Computer file

A computer file is a computer resource for recording data discretely in a computer storage device.

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Computer network

A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.

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Content (media)

In publishing, art, and communication, content is the information and experiences that are directed towards an end-user or audience.

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Context (computing)

In computer science, a task context is the minimal set of data used by a task (which may be a process or thread) that must be saved to allow a task to be interrupted, and later continued from the same point.

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Controlled vocabulary

Controlled vocabularies provide a way to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval.

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Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School is the law school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York.

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Cory Doctorow

Cory Efram Doctorow (born July 17, 1971) is a Canadian-British on his wife, Alice Taylor's Twitter stream, 12 August 2011 blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing.

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A curator (from cura, meaning "to take care") is a manager or overseer.

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Darwin Core

Darwin Core (often abbreviated to DwC) is an extension of Dublin Core for biodiversity informatics.

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Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables.

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Data dictionary

A data dictionary, or metadata repository, as defined in the IBM Dictionary of Computing, is a "centralized repository of information about data such as meaning, relationships to other data, origin, usage, and format".

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Data Documentation Initiative

The Data Documentation Initiative (also known as DDI or DDI Metadata) is an international standard for describing surveys, questionnaires, statistical data files, and social sciences study-level information.

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Data model

A data model (or datamodel) is a set of tables, linked by relationships and is an abstract model that organizes elements of data and standardizes how they relate to one another and to properties of the real world entities.

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Data modeling

Data modeling in software engineering is the process of creating a data model for an information system by applying certain formal techniques.

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Data remanence

Data remanence is the residual representation of digital data that remains even after attempts have been made to remove or erase the data.

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Data warehouse

In computing, a data warehouse (DW or DWH), also known as an enterprise data warehouse (EDW), is a system used for reporting and data analysis, and is considered a core component of business intelligence.

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A database is an organized collection of data, stored and accessed electronically.

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Database catalog

The database catalog of a database instance consists of metadata in which definitions of database objects such as base tables, views (virtual tables), synonyms, value ranges, indexes, users, and user groups are stored.

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Database design

Database design is the organisation of data according to a database model.

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Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is a platform for environmental and ecological science, to provide access to Earth observational data.

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A definition is a statement of the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols).

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Description is the pattern of narrative development that aims to make vivid a place, an object, a character, or a group.

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Dewey Decimal Classification

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), or Dewey Decimal System, is a proprietary library classification system first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876.

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Digital asset management

The management of digital assets requires the unbroken maintenance of the ownership of a digitized object while permitting access to those who have obtained rights to that access.

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Digital humanities

Digital humanities (DH) is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities.

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Digital image

A digital image is a numeric representation, normally binary, of a two-dimensional image.

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Digital library

A digital library, digital repository, or digital collection, is an online database of digital objects that can include text, still images, audio, video, or other digital media formats.

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Digital object identifier

In computing, a Digital Object Identifier or DOI is a persistent identifier or handle used to uniquely identify objects, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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Digital photography

Digital photography is a form of photography that uses cameras containing arrays of electronic photodetectors to capture images focused by a lens, as opposed to an exposure on photographic film.

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Discovery (law)

Discovery, in the law of the United States and other countries, is a pre-trial procedure in a lawsuit in which each party, through the law of civil procedure, can obtain evidence from the other party or parties by means of discovery devices such as a request for answers to interrogatories, request for production of documents, request for admissions and depositions.

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Dublin Core

The Dublin Core Schema is a small set of vocabulary terms that can be used to describe digital resources (video, images, web pages, etc.), as well as physical resources such as books or CDs, and objects like artworks.

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The e-Government Metadata Standard, e-GMS, is the UK e-Government Metadata Standard.

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Ecological Metadata Language

Ecological Metadata Language (EML) is a metadata standard developed by and for the ecology discipline.

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Edward Snowden

Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without authorization.

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Electronic discovery

Electronic discovery (also e-discovery or ediscovery) refers to discovery in legal proceedings such as litigation, government investigations, or Freedom of Information Act requests, where the information sought is in electronic format (often referred to as electronically stored information or ESI).

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Entity–relationship model

An entity–relationship model (ER model for short) describes interrelated things of interest in a specific domain of knowledge.

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In academic publishing, an eprint or e-print is a digital version of a research document (usually a journal article, but could also be a thesis, conference paper, book chapter, or a book) that is accessible online, whether from a local institutional, or a central (subject- or discipline-based) digital repository.

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European System of Central Banks

The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) consists of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the national central banks (NCBs) of all 28 member states of the European Union (EU).

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Eurostat is a Directorate-General of the European Commission located in Luxembourg.

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Exchangeable image file format (officially Exif, according to JEIDA/JEITA/CIPA specifications) is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound, and ancillary tags used by digital cameras (including smartphones), scanners and other systems handling image and sound files recorded by digital cameras.

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Extensible Metadata Platform

The Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is an ISO standard, originally created by Adobe Systems Inc., for the creation, processing and interchange of standardized and custom metadata for digital documents and data sets.

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Extract, transform, load

In computing, extract, transform, load (ETL) refers to a process in database usage and especially in data warehousing.

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FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.

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Folksonomy is the system in which users apply public tags to online items, typically to aid them in re-finding those items.

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Francis Bretherton

Francis Patton Bretherton (born July 6, 1935) is an applied mathematician and a professor emeritus of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Geographic coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.

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Geographic information system

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.

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GEOMS – Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard

GEOMS – Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard is a metadata standard used for archiving data from groundbased networks, like the, and for using this kind of data for the validation of and satellite data.

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Geospatial metadata

Geospatial metadata (also geographic metadata, or simply metadata when used in a geographic context) is a type of metadata that is applicable to objects that have an explicit or implicit geographic extent, i.e. are associated with some position on the surface of the globe.

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Geotagging or GeoTagging, is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as a geotagged photograph or video, websites, SMS messages, QR Codes or RSS feeds and is a form of geospatial metadata.

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Gracenote, Inc. provides music, video and sports metadata and automatic content recognition (ACR) technologies to entertainment services and companies, worldwide.

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Granularity (also called graininess), the condition of existing in grains or granules, refers to the extent to which a material or system is composed of distinguishable pieces or grains.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Guardian Media Group

Guardian Media Group plc (GMG) is a British mass media company owning various media operations including The Guardian and The Observer.

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Hal Draper

Hal Draper (born Harold Dubinsky; September 19, 1914 – January 26, 1990) was an American socialist activist and author who played a significant role in the Berkeley, California Free Speech Movement.

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Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.

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HTML editor

An HTML editor is a computer program for editing HTML, the markup of a webpage.

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ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.

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The Interface for Metadata Access Points (IF-MAP) is an open specification for a client/server protocol developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) as one of the core protocols of the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) open architecture.

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Index term

An index term, subject term, subject heading, or descriptor, in information retrieval, is a term that captures the essence of the topic of a document.

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Information retrieval

Information retrieval (IR) is the activity of obtaining information system resources relevant to an information need from a collection of information resources.

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Information schema

In relational databases, the information schema (information_schema) is an ANSI-standard set of read-only views which provide information about all of the tables, views, columns, and procedures in a database.

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Integrated library system

An integrated library system (ILS), also known as a library management system (LMS), is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed.

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International Electrotechnical Commission

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC; in French: Commission électrotechnique internationale) is an international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology".

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International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

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International Press Telecommunications Council

The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), based in London, United Kingdom, is a consortium of the world's major news agencies, other news providers and news industry vendors and acts as the global standards body of the news media.

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International standard

International standards are standards developed by international standards organizations.

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International Standard Book Number

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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IPDirector is a suite of content management software developed by the Belgian company EVS Broadcast Equipment.

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IPTC Information Interchange Model

The Information Interchange Model (IIM) is a file structure and set of metadata attributes that can be applied to text, images and other media types.

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ISO 25964

ISO 25964 is the international standard for thesauri, published in two parts as follows: It was issued by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, and its official website is maintained by its Secretariat in NISO, the USA National Information Standards Organization.

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ISO/IEC 11179

ISO/IEC 11179 (formally known as the ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registry (MDR) standard) is an international standard for representing metadata for an organization in a metadata registry.

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Java Database Connectivity

Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is an application programming interface (API) for the programming language Java, which defines how a client may access a database.

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JLIS.it: Italian Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal covering research in library, archival, and information science.

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A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." A lawsuit is any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.

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Learning object metadata

Learning Object Metadata is a data model, usually encoded in XML, used to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning.

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Legal Information Institute

The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a non-profit, public service of Cornell Law School that provides no-cost access to current American and international legal research sources online at.

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A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library, providing access to information and sometimes social or technical programming.

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A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.

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Library catalog

A library catalog or library catalogue is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations.

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Library classification

A library classification is a system of knowledge organization by which library resources are arranged according to subject.

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Linked data

In computing, linked data (often capitalized as Linked Data) is a method of publishing structured data so that it can be interlinked and become more useful through semantic queries.

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List of Dewey Decimal classes

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) is structured around ten main classes covering the entire world of knowledge; each main class is further structured into ten hierarchical divisions, each having ten sections of increasing specificity.

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The BBC's Lonclass ("London Classification") is a subject classification system used internally at the BBC throughout its archives.

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MARC standards

MARC ('''MA'''chine-'''R'''eadable '''C'''ataloging) standards are a set of digital formats for the description of items catalogued by libraries, such as books.

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Media clip

A media clip is a short segment of electronic media, either an audio clip or a video clip.

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Mercury: Metadata Search System

Mercury is a Distributed Metadata Management, Data Discovery and Access System.

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Meta element

Meta elements are tags used in HTML and XHTML documents to provide structured metadata about a Web page.

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Metadata discovery

In metadata, metadata discovery (also metadata harvesting) is the process of using automated tools to discover the semantics of a data element in data sets.

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Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard

The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) is a metadata standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library, expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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Metadata facility for Java

The Metadata Facility for Java is a specification for Java that defines an API for annotating fields, methods, and classes as having particular attributes that indicate they should be processed in specific ways by development tools, deployment tools, or run-time libraries.

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Metadata modeling

Metadata modeling is a type of metamodeling used in software engineering and systems engineering for the analysis and construction of models applicable to and useful for some predefined class of problems.

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Metadata Object Description Schema

The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is an XML-based bibliographic description schema developed by the United States Library of Congress' Network Development and Standards Office.

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Metadata publishing

Metadata publishing is the process of making metadata data elements available to external users, both people and machines using a formal review process and a commitment to change control processes.

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Metadata registry

A metadata registry is a central location in an organization where metadata definitions are stored and maintained in a controlled method.

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Metadata removal tool

Metadata removal tool or Metadata scrubber is a type of privacy software built to protect the privacy of its users by removing potentially privacy-compromising metadata from files before they are shared with others, e.g., by sending them as e-mail attachments or by posting them on the Web.

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Metadata repository

A metadata repository is a database created to store metadata.

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Metadata standard

A metadata standard is a requirement which is intended to establish a common understanding of the meaning or semantics of the data, to ensure correct and proper use and interpretation of the data by its owners and users.

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The Common Metadata for Climate Modelling Digital Repositories, or METAFOR project, is creating a Common Information Model (CIM) for climate data and the models that produce it.

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Metamathematics is the study of mathematics itself using mathematical methods.

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There are at least two interpretations of the term microcontent.

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A microformat (sometimes abbreviated μF) is a World Wide Web-based approach to semantic markup which uses HTML/XHTML tags supported for other purposes to convey additional metadata and other attributes in web pages and other contexts that support (X)HTML, such as RSS.

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MP3 (formally MPEG-1 Audio Layer III or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III) is an audio coding format for digital audio.

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MS Fnd in a Lbry

"MS Fnd in a Lbry" (probably intended to be understood as "Manuscript Found in a Library") is a satirical science fiction short story about the exponential growth of information, written by Hal Draper in 1961.

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Multicam (LSM)

Multicam (LSM) is software developed by the Belgian company EVS Broadcast Equipment.

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A museum (plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.

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National Information Standards Organization

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is a United States non-profit standards organization that develops, maintains and publishes technical standards related to publishing, bibliographic and library applications.

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National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence.

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News program

A news program, news programme, news show, or newscast is a regularly scheduled radio or television program that reports current events.

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Nikon D3

The Nikon D3 is a 12.0-megapixel professional-grade full frame (35 mm) digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) announced by the Nikon Corporation on 23 August 2007 along with the Nikon D300 DX format camera.

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Observations and Measurements

Observations and Measurements (O&M) is an International Standard which defines a conceptual schema encoding for observations, and for features involved in sampling when making observations.

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Official statistics

Official statistics are statistics published by government agencies or other public bodies such as international organizations as a public good.

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Olympic Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

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Ontology (information science)

In computer science and information science, an ontology encompasses a representation, formal naming, and definition of the categories, properties, and relations of the concepts, data, and entities that substantiate one, many, or all domains.

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Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting

The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a protocol developed for harvesting (or collecting) metadata descriptions of records in an archive so that services can be built using metadata from many archives.

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Oracle metadata

Oracle Database provides information about all of the tables, views, columns, and procedures in a database.

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Paratext is a concept in literary interpretation.

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A playlist is a list of video or audio files that can be played back on a media player either sequentially or in a shuffled order.

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A prefix is an affix which is placed before the stem of a word.

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Preservation metadata

Preservation metadata is an essential component of most digital preservation strategies.

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Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies

PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) is an international working group concerned with developing metadata for use in digital preservation.

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Provenance (from the French provenir, 'to come from/forth') is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of a historical object.

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Public records

Public records are documents or pieces of information that are not considered confidential and generally pertain to the conduct of government.

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Ralph Kimball

Ralph Kimball (born 1944) is an author on the subject of data warehousing and business intelligence.

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Registrar (museum)

A registrar (museum) is responsible for implementing policies and procedures that relate to caring for collections of cultural institutions like archives, libraries, and museums.

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Relational database

A relational database is a digital database based on the relational model of data, as proposed by E. F. Codd in 1970.

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Resource Description Framework

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications originally designed as a metadata data model.

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Schema crosswalk

A schema crosswalk is a table that shows equivalent elements (or "fields") in more than one database schema.

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SDMX, which stands for Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange is an international initiative that aims at standardising and modernising (“industrialising”) the mechanisms and processes for the exchange of statistical data and metadata among international organisations and their member countries.

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Search engine optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine's unpaid results—often referred to as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results.

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Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is an extension of the World Wide Web through standards by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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SQL (S-Q-L, "sequel"; Structured Query Language) is a domain-specific language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS).

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Standard Generalized Markup Language

The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML; ISO 8879:1986) is a standard for defining generalized markup languages for documents.

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Streaming media

Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.

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Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people.

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Swiftype is a search and index company based in San Francisco, CA, that provides search software for organizations, websites, and computer programs.

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Tag (metadata)

In information systems, a tag is a keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, database record, or computer file).

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Tag editor

A tag editor (or tagger) is a piece of software that supports editing metadata of multimedia file formats, rather than the actual file content.

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TagLib is a free library for reading and editing metadata embedded into audio files.

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Tantek Çelik

Tantek Çelik is a Turkish American computer scientist, currently the Web Standards Lead at Mozilla Corporation.

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Taxonomy (general)

Taxonomy is the practice and science of classification.

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Technical standard

A technical standard is an established norm or requirement in regard to technical systems.

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Television station

A television station is a set of equipment managed by a business, organisation or other entity, such as an amateur television (ATV) operator, that transmits video content via radio waves directly from a transmitter on the earth's surface to a receiver on earth.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Metadata Company

Metadata is the name of a US corporation and a registered trademark in the United States.

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TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group.

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Thesaurus (information retrieval)

In the context of information retrieval, a thesaurus (plural: "thesauri") is a form of controlled vocabulary that seeks to dictate semantic manifestations of metadata in the indexing of content objects.

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A timecode (alternatively, time code) is a sequence of numeric codes generated at regular intervals by a timing synchronization system.

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Traffic analysis

Traffic analysis is the process of intercepting and examining messages in order to deduce information from patterns in communication, which can be performed even when the messages are encrypted.

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Uniform Resource Name

RFC xxxx" because otherwise they get auto-converted by MediaWiki into hyperlinks to the IETF website, making the article a mess.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.

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Universal Data Element Framework

The Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF) was a controlled vocabulary developed by The Open Group.

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Universal Decimal Classification

The Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) is a bibliographic and library classification representing the systematic arrangement of all branches of human knowledge organized as a coherent system in which knowledge fields are related and inter-linked.

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University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.

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Vehicle recognition identification

Vehicle recognition identification (VRI) is a technology that employs cameras and surveillance systems to identify vehicles and analyze information.

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Vocabulary OneSource

OneSource is an evolving data analysis tool used internally by the Air Combat Command (ACC) Vocabulary Services Team, and made available to general data management community.

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Web crawler

A Web crawler, sometimes called a spider, is an Internet bot that systematically browses the World Wide Web, typically for the purpose of Web indexing (web spidering).

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Web search engine

A web search engine is a software system that is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web.

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A website is a collection of related web pages, including multimedia content, typically identified with a common domain name, and published on at least one web server.

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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (also known as The Wharton School or Wharton) is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

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In computing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

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XML Schema (W3C)

XSD (XML Schema Definition), a recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), specifies how to formally describe the elements in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document.

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Image metadata, META-INF, Meta Data, Meta data, Meta-data, Meta-level mark-up, Meta-tools, Metacontent, Metadata (computers), Metadata (computing), Programme metadata, Property extension.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metadata

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