May 6th, 2013
The conference brochure copy captured the event very well: A never-before seen collection of high-level working sessions and talks about very practical issues, this
two-day summit is designed to both inform newcomers about the importance of managing information
through metadata — the “plumbing” that ensures digital tracks are labeled correctly in online music
February 28th, 2013
I met Anne Hill earlier this month when I made a last-minute “guest appearance” at one of her author workshops in San Francisco. A self-described “storyteller with an ear for what makes a message worth paying attention to,” Anne runs a very good site called Creative Content Coaching: Messaging and Content Strategies for People with Wisdom to…
July 14th, 2012
My metadata colleague, Renée Register, uses Zappos boots to offer an easy-to-grasp example of metadata in action.
June 13th, 2012
Trying to make a book truly discoverable can lead authors and publishers toward a world of pain. It’s not so much how do you find a needle in a haystack. It’s why would you even bother. “Findability” is the kinder, gentler problem. How do you find a needle in a haystack? As it happens, the haystack has…
June 2nd, 2012
In my first two posts in this series I looked at definitions for metadata and then at the differences between findability, discoverability and marketing. I’m going to focus here just on findability, the easy part of metadata.