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Data about data. Metadata describes how and when and by whom a particular set of data was collected, and how the data is formatted. Metadata is essential for understanding information stored in data warehouses.



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Outstanding Page Guide to Metadata
Links to organizations involved in the development of commonly used metadata sets, proposed metadata vocabularies, and various specialist metadata schemas. Updated on May 7, 1998

Outstanding Page Metadata at W3C
W3C's metadata activity information page. Contains links to news, events and publications, as well as project groups, recommended reading, and related W3C activities.

  Meta Data Coalition
Home page for a group whose focus is on a metadata interchange format and its support mechanisms. Updated on Jun 22, 1998

  Metadata standards directory
This sites hosts a collection of links to geographic data, metadata and interchange standards, metadata standards and resources, multilingual tools and services, and links to Web sites containing geographic information. Updated on Feb 26, 1998

  Yahoo!'s Metadata page
Yahoo!s directory of Metadata.

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