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.
May 31st, 2012
Most discussions about the value of metadata move quickly to proclaim that metadata is essential to discoverability. Discoverability is rarely defined: we’re left with the vague sense suggested by its root word “discover”.
May 29th, 2012
I hear you. “Metadata” has branding issues.
March 18th, 2012
The New York Times today bestows a glowing review upon Lauren Groff’s new novel, noting that “the raw beauty of Ms. Groff’s prose is one of the best things about Arcadia.” The book sounds marvelous. I’d never heard of Groff, but caught near the end of the review a strong endorsement also of her first novel, The Monsters…
November 21st, 2011
In a word: Plenty. I’ve got an overview of the music business on this site, but it touches only briefly on the vast overlap in the modern evolution of the music business and the book business. It’s a subject that could easily fill a book, but I’ve rarely seen it more than briefly mentioned. I’ve…