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Vocabulary Term Details

Metadata

Definition (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/publications/nutshell/)

Metadata is sometimes defined literally as 'data about data,' but the term is normally understood to mean structured data about resources that can be used to help support a wide range of operations. These might include, for example, resource description and discovery, the management of information resources and their long-term preservation. (UKOLN)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Data
N/ACataloguing
Documentation
Information science

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
03-Jan-2013

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