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LC control 96000740
LC classificationZ666.7
Topical headingMetadata
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Variant(s)Data about data
See alsoInformation organization
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Found inWork cat.: Guidelines for a national institutional survey, c1995: p. 16 ("A database containing information about datasets is commonly referred to as a "metadatabase") p. 24 (metadata)
Free on-line dictionary of computing [CF], 1996: meta-data (data about data. Data definitions describing aspects of actual data items, such as name, format, etc. Coined in the early 1960s)
Boden, T.A. Metadata compiled and distributed by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center ... 1993.
Westbrook, J.H. Standards and metadata requirements for computerization of selected mechanical properties of metallic materials, 1985.
Frank, S.M. Cataloging paradigms for spatial metadata, 1994.
Wikipedia, Nov. 9, 2007 (Metadata (sometimes written 'meta data') is used to facilitate the understanding, use and management of data)
IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. website, Nov. 9, 2007 (IMS AccessForAll Meta-data Specification)