With the explosion of new audio and video content on the Web, it's more important than ever to use accurate and comprehensive metadata to get the most out of that content. Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using several programming languages. For example, you can use shell scripting as part of the graphic arts and media production process, or you can use a popular spreadsheet application to drive your workflow. The concepts explored in this book are framed within the context of a multimedia professional working on the Web or in broadcasting, but they are relevant to anyone responsible for a growing library of content, be it audio-visual, text, or financial.



chapter |9 pages

Framing the Problem

chapter |24 pages


chapter |23 pages

Object Modeling Your Data

chapter |14 pages

Transfer and Conversion

chapter |8 pages

Dealing With Raw Data

chapter |4 pages

Data Fields

chapter |10 pages

Fields, Records, and Tables

chapter |18 pages

Spatial Data and Maps

chapter |8 pages

Paint Me a Picture

chapter |20 pages

Roll Tape!

chapter |6 pages

Rights Issues

chapter |15 pages

Data Exchange Formats

chapter |13 pages

Interfaces and APIs

chapter |8 pages

Scripting Layers

chapter |7 pages

UNIX Command Line Tools

chapter |9 pages

Power Tools

chapter |4 pages

GUI Tools and Processes

chapter |10 pages

Building Tools

chapter |19 pages

Keep It Moving

chapter |4 pages

Publishing Systems

chapter |6 pages

Lateral Thinking

chapter |5 pages

The Bottom Line

part |107 pages