Metadata Principles and Practicalities

Authored by Erik Duval, Wayne Hodges, Stuart Sutton, and Stu Weibel, this paper emerged as part of a plan to bring the metadata efforts of DCMI and the IEEE LOM closer together. It reflects what some of the leaders of both groups feel to be common princples shared by our communities. We feel that these principles are likely to be common to other metadata communities as well, and that this paper will advance the common understandings necessary to improve adoption of useful metadata in many areas.