Friday, March 05, 2004

Fun with Metadata

D'Arcy Norman's Learning Commons Weblog contains the post Fun with Metadata about iPhoto's metadata.
I'm one of those people who firmly believe that metadata is important, but only if it is relatively invisible. It needs to be there, but can't get in the way.


The cool thing about iPhoto is that it works just fine straight out of the box, with nothing added. I don't have to add any more metadata, or spend any time organizing anything, and I'll still find iPhoto useful.

However, it really starts to sing if I take a small amount of time and massage the metadata (add titles rather than using the filename generated by my camera).

It seems folks other than librarian find metadata useful and are thinking and writing about it.

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