publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Data, Metadata, and Ted

Christine L. Borgman;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Ted Nelson coined the term “hypertext” and developed Xanadu in a universe parallel to the one in which librarians, archivists, and documentalists were creating metadata to establish cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world. When these universes collided, comets exploded as ontologies proliferated. Black holes were formed as data disappeared through lack of description. Today these universes coexist, each informing the other, if not always happily: the formal rules of metadata, the chaos of crowdsourcing, the complex paths of linked open data, and copious efforts to establish best practices for the citation of complex objects such as research data....
Subjects
free text keywords: Social and Behavioral Sciences, Library science, Conversation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Metadata, Computer science, The Internet, business.industry, business, Scholarship
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2014

Data, Metadata, and Ted

Christine L. Borgman;