Metadata, technical

What is Metadata, technical?

Metadata, technical meaning in Digital terms is Generic term for technical information about the digital files and multifile objects, as further defined by three terms for important aspects of technical information: (1) file-characteristics metadata for technical information about the formatted digital file in hand; (2) source metadata for technical information about the source item, whether analog or digital; and (3) process metadata for information about the technical processes used to convert the source item into the digital file that is described in (1).

 

reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary

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