With the explosion of new audio and video content on the Web, it's more important than ever to use accurate and comprehensive metadata to get the most out of that content. Developing Quality Metadata is an advanced user guide that will help you improve your metadata by making it accurate and coherent with your own solutions. This book is designed to get you thinking about solving problems in a proactive and productive way by including practical descriptions of powerful programming tools and user techniques using several programming languages. For example, you can use shell scripting as part of the graphic arts and media production process, or you can use a popular spreadsheet application to drive your workflow. The concepts explored in this book are framed within the context of a multimedia professional working on the Web or in broadcasting, but they are relevant to anyone responsible for a growing library of content, be it audio-visual, text, or financial.

chapter 1|10 pages

Framing the Problem,

chapter 2|24 pages


chapter 3|24 pages

Object Modeling Your Data,

chapter 4|14 pages

Transfer and Conversion,

chapter 5|8 pages

Dealing With Raw Data,

chapter 7|4 pages

Data Fields,

chapter 8|10 pages

Fields, Records, and Tables,

chapter 11|18 pages

Spatial Data and Maps,

chapter 12|8 pages

Paint Me a Picture,

chapter 13|20 pages

Roll Tape!,

chapter 14|6 pages

Rights Issues,

chapter 16|16 pages

Data Exchange Formats,

chapter 17|20 pages

XML-Based Tools and Processes,

chapter 18|14 pages

Interfaces and APIs,

chapter 19|8 pages

Scripting Layers,

chapter 20|8 pages

UNIX Command Line Tools,

chapter 21|10 pages

Power Tools,

chapter 23|6 pages

Automation with AppleScript,

chapter 24|12 pages

Script Automation in Windows ,

chapter 26|4 pages

GUI Tools and Processes,

chapter 27|10 pages

Building Tools,

chapter 28|20 pages

Keep It Moving,

chapter 29|4 pages

Publishing Systems,

chapter 31|6 pages

Lateral Thinking,

chapter 32|6 pages

The Bottom Line,