Metadata – harnessing the power of “information about information”
Presented by Duncan Ashenhurst from ifthen
Metadata – what is it, why is it so important to information handling and how can ‘getting it right’ enable huge efficiency gains in any organisation? You may have heard of metadata in IT discussions or even classrooms before, and wondered what it was all about. Every person uses, creates and interacts with metadata all day, every day – especially in ‘the age of the app’ and when doing things online. In this jargon-busting L&L we’ll explain Metadata in easy to understand terms, and show how it can easily be used to work with information in your organisation.
We’ll walk through what basic metadata is, with examples; some simple tips and tricks when working with information – especially files and information in the workplace.