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Metadata and the findability of your digital assets

In short, metadata is the enrichment of files with additional descriptive information such as the author, relevant topics, the language or the location of a picture.

Metadata is extremely important to guarantee the successful operation of a Digital or Media asset management software. Only by metadataing correctly can you ensure fast retrieval of your images, video and audio content, digital documents, etc.

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The three types of metadata

Types of metadata

Descriptive metadata

This includes information regarding origin, identification and interpretation. Descriptive metadata includes data such as title, author, date, etc.

Management metadata

Management includes information on ownership, provenance, GDPR and reuse, accountability for management activities and so on. Management metadata is therefore data such as retention periods, selection lists and rights.

Technical metadata

Technical metadata are very important for data management. These data tell us, for example, the type of file format, the resolution, etc.

why use metadata

Some advantages of metadata

Fast retrieval

Find your digital files easily and quickly by adding accurate descriptions.

Control your files

Thanks to metadata, setting and determining rights is easier than ever: after all, you link objects to certain groups of users.

GDPR compliant

Store the necessary GDPR information using appropriate metadata.

Easy filtering

By using predefined metadata structures (via e.g. taxonomies, predefined code lists, ...) for metadata, you can easily filter and find the right files.

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