Metadata, descriptive

What is Metadata, descriptive?

Metadata, descriptive meaning in Digital terms is Descriptive metadata provides information about the intellectual or artistic content of an object and may also contain data describing the physical attributes of the object. Descriptive metadata supports specific user tasks, such as discovery and identification of content. In libraries, this category is sometimes called bibliographic metadata.

 

reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary

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