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- Without Metadata, Content Is Just Bits
- Excellent non-technical introduction to metadata
in the context of peer-to-peer and other ubiquitous
networking technologies. "In the Internet Age, there may
be no data more valuable than data about data." From Stewart
Alsop's column in Fortune. Published 2000-11-27, no longer available on Fortune website. Summary (with option to purchase) available at Northern Light.
- The Power of Metadata
- Chapter 11 of Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies by Rael Dornfest and Dan Brickley.
- A free service designed to enable Audio CD and MP3/Vorbis players
to download metadata about the music they are playing.
- All The World's A Bootleg
- Forbes ASAP article by
Charles C. Mann demonstrates the problem of authenticity and quality
when infosharing is decentralized and uncontrollable.
- Metadata at W3C
- The World Wide Web Consortium's metadata-related projects.
- Meta Data Architectures
- Sample chapter from Professional XML Meta Data, describes
embedded/external and centralized/distributed metadata.
- Metadata For The Masses
- Overview of web metadata, focusing on the Dublin Core. By Paul
- Metadata: Cataloging by Any Other Name
- Another overview of metadata activities, with a librarian's historical
perspective. By Jessica Milstead and Susan Feldman.
- Metadata at the Open Directory Project
- The Open Directory Project's directory
of metadata sites.
- News and discussion about freedom of information.
- "The file sharing portal" — news and a comprehensive list
of filesharing applications.
- O'Reilly Network's peer-to-peer portal.
- Mailing list for technical P2P-related discussions, including