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Metadata Interoperability
Original Broadcast Date: March 15, 2012

Metadata contains critical information about content assets - the who, what, when, where, and why for each item. This information is provided to meet certain needs. In general, those needs boil down to findabilty - “better search” for existing material, and “better processes” for creating new material. Dublin Core is the nickname for an ISO standard (ISO 15836) that specifies a small set of 15 resource descriptors that almost anyone can understand. It has become the de-facto standard for descriptive metadata to identify digital assets. This session will focus on a few metadata fields that are key for interoperability - various types of Dates, Roles and Topics - and the relationships between them. We will discuss how to model Dublin Core and other relationships using RDF triples. We will describe how to implement metadata methods for tagging assets with metadata in content management systems like SharePoint, and how to automate tag management using workflow and categorization tools. 

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Joseph Busch, Principal
Mr. Busch is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Taxonomy Strategies, serving as consultant to: 

  • Global companies such as Capital One, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Oracle; 
  • Non-profits such as the American Medical Association, Kaiser Permanente, and Massachusetts Medical Society; 
  • Government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; as well as 
  • International organizations such as the Bank for International Settlements, Inter-American Development Bank and International Monetary Fund 

in developing metadata frameworks and taxonomy strategies to ensure that content realizes its highest value through re-use and re-purposing. He is an authority in the field of information science, with extensive knowledge and experience developing content architectures consisting of metadata frameworks, taxonomies, content tagging, analytics and other methods to implement effective information management applications such as search engines, business intelligence, web sites, content management systems, digital asset management systems, document management systems, knowledge management systems, e-learning and e-government. Mr. Busch was President of the Association for Information Science and Technology in 2001, and is a recent member of the Board of Directors of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.