Understand the Definition of Metadata

So here is how our metadata and OAI-PMH consulting services may help you with your metadata problems. First, let us begin with a basic definition of metadata.

Metadata is a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. —Oxford Dictionary

Next, now that you have an initial idea as to what metadata is about, we will discuss why you should care, and how Impact Zone may help you with your metadata issues.

Learn Why You Should Care About Metadata

First, metadata tells you what data you are looking at — a name, a date, a type of file. It helps you retrieve the information you need. Furthermore, it helps your customers find a product. Without metadata, your digital assets could not be stored, shared, found, viewed, or purchased.

Understand What Our Metadata and OAI-PMH Consulting Services Provide

Furthermore, Impact Zone delivers tangible results by providing the following services.

  • Correctly cataloging digital assets and other types of items needing description.
  • Developing a taxonomy.
  • Developing a controlled vocabulary.
  • Using and applying the correct metadata schema.
  • Metadata transfer using the OAI-PMH.
  • And, other metadata-related work, as needed.

In addition, if you would like to review some of Jewel Ward’s previous work with metadata and the Open Archives Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), please read here. Finally, consulting rates for our metadata and OAI-PMH consulting services varies by project scope and type. Therefore, please contact us for further information.

Metadata and the OAI-PMH consulting services