iSchool at Syracuse
Metadata has broad applications in many domains that deal with digital information management and services. This course introduces concepts, principles, and practices of metadata. Topics covered in this course include the design of metadata element sets and schemas, data binding formats, interoperability, metadata administration, tools, vocabulary for metadata elements and values, and quality control and evaluation. Students will have opportunities to examine international metadata standards, activities, and projects through case studies. The course will discuss metadata’s role in information search and display, and provide extensive opportunities for hand-on experience with metadata management systems. Students’ performance will be assessed by a series of exercises and presentation as well as a final group project.
Inmon, W. H., O’Neil, B. & Fryman, L. 2008. Introducing Business Metadata. Business Metadata: Capturing enterprise knowledge.
Zeng, M. L. & Qin, J. 2008. Metadata.