|Let me quickly run through
an example of one metadata element…in this case DATE.
|If you’ve worked with
producers from Great Britain, you’ve probably noticed that things can get
confused regarding date. Today’s date,
November 6, would be expressed on a BBC tape label as 6 slash 11, or the 6th
of November. As any good American producer knows, 6 slash 11 is June 11th,
not November 6th!
|On the slide you can see
how this critical piece of information would be entered into an asset
management system, if one were using an metadata dictionary or shared
|In this case, the chosen
authority file, which dictates how the information is to be expressed, is the
World Wide Web Consortium’s Date-Time-Format. It stipulates that a date is
year-year-year-year-month-month-day-day. Leaving us with the very exact expression
of date that you see at the bottom of the screen. No more cross-Atlantic