Describing information assets
“The use of structured metadata for describing information assets adds significant value to those assets.”
The process of describing information assets with metadata is a foundation of information management.
Good description significantly improves visibility and availability of information assets.
The metadata you use to describe your information assets adds value when it can be used to identify, organize, sort, filter, search, validate, utilize, migrate, preserve and dispose of these assets.
Metadata should be applied consistently – whether at a library, system, enterprise or jurisdictional level. Metadata schemes are key to imposing consistency and standardizing data.
Data governance is a set of processes that ensures that data is formally managed and applied consistently across the enterprise.
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