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Zen and the Art of Metadata Maintenance

Show simple item record Warren, John W. 2015-10-19T17:33:31Z 2015-10-19T17:33:31Z 2015-06
dc.identifier.citation Warren, John. "Zen and the Art of Metadata Maintenance." Journal of Electronic Publishing 18, no. 3 (2015). doi:10.3998/3336451.0018.305 en_US
dc.description.abstract Metadata is the lifeblood of publishing in the digital age and the key to discovery. Metadata is a continuum of standards and a process of information flow; creating and disseminating metadata involves both art and science. This article examines publishing-industry best practices for metadata construction and management, process improvement steps, practical applications for publishers and authors such as keywords, metadata challenges concerning e-books, and the frontiers of the expanding metadata universe. Metadata permeates and enables all aspects of publishing, from information creation and production to marketing and dissemination. It is essential for publishers, authors, and all others involved in the publishing industry to understand the metadata ecosystem in order to maximize the resources that contribute to a title's presence, popularity, and sale-ability. Metadata and the associated processes to use it are evolving, becoming more interconnected and social, enabling linkages between a broad network of objects and resources.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Electronic Publishing en_US
dc.subject Data management en_US
dc.subject Content en_US
dc.subject Information en_US
dc.subject Process improvement en_US
dc.subject Social metadata en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Publishers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh ONIX en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Linked Data en_US
dc.title Zen and the Art of Metadata Maintenance en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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