3.4 Metadata

Pretty much every electronic object carries metadata, but a lot of people don't know about it.

Developing this competency involves …

  • Learning to find, read, and critically analyze information about data, files, and digital objects that is stored in metadata, including data related to copyright and privacy issues.
  • Learning how to use metadata and tagging to organize, store and locate data or retrieve collections of digital objects.
  • Developing a working knowledge of metadata or tagging schemas used with bibliographic records; images, files and other digital objects; datasets or texts. 

See also: Searching as Strategic Exploration.” Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.