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A shortintroductionto metadataTristan FerneBBC R&D@tristanfhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/rd                          Research & Dev...
SummaryWhat metadata isWhat it is forWhat it looks likeHow to create itPutting it on the web                        Resear...
What ismetadata?            Research & Development
Information about something, usuallystructuredIn this case, information about the thingyou’re digitisingFor humans or comp...
A bookTitleAuthorDate of publicationISBN identifierDewey Decimal Number (on a library)                                Resea...
And more...EditionPublisherPublisher’s descriptionReviewsCover picturePrice                          Research & Development
What ismetadatafor?           Research & Development
To find thingsTo identify thingsTo list thingsTo link things to other things                                 Research & Dev...
What doesmetadatalook like?             Research & Development
Unique ID                          Creator                                    Date                                    Loca...
Unique IDThe brand titleSeries andepisodeDuration                      When and whereWhat it’saboutWho madeit and whowas i...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicecupoftea/5364762501/
Standards are goodSomeone’s already defined itSoftware probably supports itIt’s interoperable                              ...
Dublin CoreTitle         FormatCreator       IdentifierSubject       SourceDescription   LanguagePublisher     RelationCont...
Where is the metadata? In the digital file In a database, linked to the digital file And online?                            ...
How tocreatemetadata           Research & Development
Three waysExperts, archivists, librarians, you!VolunteersComputers                                        Research & Devel...
CrowdsourcingAsking volunteers to help solve problemsOnline toolsDesigned to encourage contributions                      ...
ComputersImages to text (OCR)Keyword and topic extraction from textMachine translationSpeech-to-text from audioSpeaker ide...
Putting it onthe web                Research & Development
the web                 =the internet + links + documents/data                              Research & Development
Topics   EventsMusic                   ProgrammesNews                    Gardening   Archive       Food                   ...
Linked dataMachine-readableUnique identifiersUnambiguousDefined vocabularies                       Research & Development
to be raised in a crisp and easy gait collar tradition andmystique and net bottle westphal mia ballroom with a fifthwill o...
http://worldservice.prototyping.bbc.co.uk
Links mentionedhttp://www.flickr.comhttp://www.bbc.co.ukhttp://dublincore.org/http://www.galaxyzoo.org/http://tagger.thepcf...
Thankstristan.ferne@bbc.co.uk@tristanfhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/rd                          Research & Development
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A short introduction to metadata
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A short introduction to metadata
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A short introduction to metadata

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A talk at the Wellcome Institute's Digitisation Doctor event for organisations in the digitisation process.

What is metadata?
why do you need it?
what does it look like?
How do you create it?
Putting it on the web

Full talk notes are at http://www.cookinrelaxin.com/2013/06/a-short-introduction-to-metadata.html

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A short introduction to metadata

  1. 1. A shortintroductionto metadataTristan FerneBBC R&D@tristanfhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/rd Research & Development
  2. 2. SummaryWhat metadata isWhat it is forWhat it looks likeHow to create itPutting it on the web Research & Development
  3. 3. What ismetadata? Research & Development
  4. 4. Information about something, usuallystructuredIn this case, information about the thingyou’re digitisingFor humans or computers Research & Development
  5. 5. A bookTitleAuthorDate of publicationISBN identifierDewey Decimal Number (on a library) Research & Development
  6. 6. And more...EditionPublisherPublisher’s descriptionReviewsCover picturePrice Research & Development
  7. 7. What ismetadatafor? Research & Development
  8. 8. To find thingsTo identify thingsTo list thingsTo link things to other things Research & Development
  9. 9. What doesmetadatalook like? Research & Development
  10. 10. Unique ID Creator Date Location ViewsTitle anddescription Tags Camera info Licensing
  11. 11. Unique IDThe brand titleSeries andepisodeDuration When and whereWhat it’saboutWho madeit and whowas in it
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicecupoftea/5364762501/
  13. 13. Standards are goodSomeone’s already defined itSoftware probably supports itIt’s interoperable Research & Development
  14. 14. Dublin CoreTitle FormatCreator IdentifierSubject SourceDescription LanguagePublisher RelationContributor CoverageDate RightsType Research & Development
  15. 15. Where is the metadata? In the digital file In a database, linked to the digital file And online? Research & Development
  16. 16. How tocreatemetadata Research & Development
  17. 17. Three waysExperts, archivists, librarians, you!VolunteersComputers Research & Development
  18. 18. CrowdsourcingAsking volunteers to help solve problemsOnline toolsDesigned to encourage contributions Research & Development
  19. 19. ComputersImages to text (OCR)Keyword and topic extraction from textMachine translationSpeech-to-text from audioSpeaker identification and diarisation HarderFace detection in images or videoObject and scene recognition Research & Development
  20. 20. Putting it onthe web Research & Development
  21. 21. the web =the internet + links + documents/data Research & Development
  22. 22. Topics EventsMusic ProgrammesNews Gardening Archive Food Michael Smethurst © BBC MMVIII
  23. 23. Linked dataMachine-readableUnique identifiersUnambiguousDefined vocabularies Research & Development
  24. 24. to be raised in a crisp and easy gait collar tradition andmystique and net bottle westphal mia ballroom with a fifthwill one of your very well that p. c. set a caustic wet plate issprint says it twice to purposes again whos addicted acrossstick is a podium which stopped at a slow start to themasses of setting up a world and on top was a big nineteenninety three after a renewed spirit of the big dig ,comma offtrillo .period when you are unable to compose and see whatits stole to working for a while at the guys when i started theeighth that we teach eighteen hamper and a timeless davetheyd each code for my list tinged yellow and io i had noeast p. n. c. and i was a big epic tina afoot omara i. q. fromkodiak and there was so they become kosher shopko misfitand i was a david to compose his teams end and at haastied to districts in the indian head of i. a. moved to beijing Research & Development
  25. 25. http://worldservice.prototyping.bbc.co.uk
  26. 26. Links mentionedhttp://www.flickr.comhttp://www.bbc.co.ukhttp://dublincore.org/http://www.galaxyzoo.org/http://tagger.thepcf.org.uk/http://worldservice.prototyping.bbc.co.ukhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/rd Research & Development
  27. 27. Thankstristan.ferne@bbc.co.uk@tristanfhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/rd Research & Development

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