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by Bill Inmon Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

To understand what metadata really is, it is necessary to go much further than the simplistic definition "metadata is data about data" that really describes nothing. An effective and useful way to describe metadata is through a taxonomy of metadata in which the common visceral components of metadata are identified, as well as how those components relate to each other.

by Bill Inmon Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Metadata has been around for as long as there have been programs and files. And while a shop is small and decentralized, there is no recognition of the need for the management of metadata. In addition, as long as all systems are new and well documented, the need for metadata management goes unrecognized. But in today’s world, systems are not new, are not well documented, and are not all situated in a single small location. Today’s systems are complex and run over many environments. Today’s systems encompass many kinds of technologies with many kinds of users spread over many locations. And most of the systems have little or no documentation, much less up to date accurate documentation. To further complicate matters, the end user has taken over much of the domain of information processing with their own technology. And that technology is frightfully undocumented.

by Michael Gorman Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

No one would ever question why a business needs it's finance books. Well, the metadata repository is the business's nformation systems’ books. If you cannot run a good business without the former, you cannot run good information systems environment without the latter.

by Ron Daniel and Joseph Busch Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Dublin Core for Enterprise-Wide Metadata Applications

by Stu Carty Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

The term “Enterprise Metadata Management” has been in use since the late 1980’s when many of us worked in classic “mainframe environments” using “corporate data dictionaries” to manage our COBOL programs, Job Control Language (JCL), screens, reports, copybooks, and database schema definitions. Fast-forward to 2005 ~ has anything changed? What does “enterprise metadata management” mean today ? I recently surveyed a number of leading metadata management vendors, Global 5000 companies, and industry thought-leaders seeking their input.

by Dave Marco Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

This article is adapted from the book "Universal Meta Data Models" by David Marco & Michael Jennings, John Wiley & Sons Almost every corporation and government agency has already built, is in the process of building, or is looking to build a Managed Meta Data Environment (MME). Many organizations, however, are making fundamental mistakes. An enterprise may build many meta data repositories, or “islands of meta data” that are not linked together, and as a result do not provide as much value

by Bill Inmon Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Metadata is an important component of the data warehouse. This white paper discusses why, and what the different components of metadata are for the data warehouse.

by Joab Jackson,Government Computer News Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Michael Daconta, the Homeland Security Department’s metadata program manager, served as the lead architect for the DRM. The working group submitted the revised draft to the CIO Council in October, which reviewed the document and submitted it to OMB a month later.
Reference: > http://appserv.gcn.com/cgi-bin/udt/im.display.printable?client.id=gcndaily2&story.id=37824

by Neil Raden Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Semantics for the People
The Emerging Role of Semantic Technology in the Enterprise
Neil Raden
Principal Analyst
Hired Brains Research
March. 2006
www.metatomix.com
Sponsored by Metatomix

Do you remember the first time someone told you about the World Wide Web?
As a technologist or someone directly affected by technology, did you wonder how useful this defense department project could be to your business? Do you remember the first time you used the World Wide Web? Did you wander around the small number of sites available and look at old articles and newspapers headlines? Did you imagine that less than 10 years later, you would be using it many times a day to conduct business? Did you predict that the global reach and impact would be so large? It took vision in the early 1990’s to understand the pervasive impact the Internet would have. Those who saw the opportunity early reaped large rewards for their organizations.

Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

The Data Reference Model (DRM) is one of the five reference models of the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA). The DRM is a framework whose primary purpose is to enable information sharing and reuse across the federal government via the standard description and discovery of common data and the promotion of uniform data management practices. The DRM describes artifacts which can be generated from the data architectures of federal government agencies. The DRM provides a flexible and standards-based approach to accomplish its purpose. The scope of the DRM is broad, as it may be applied within a single agency, within a Community of Interest (COI) , or cross-COI.

by Bill Inmon Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

There is a simple definition for metadata: “metadata is data about data”. The problem is, this definition of metadata is so simplistic and general that it is almost worthless. One of the reasons for the travails of metadata is that there is no theoretical understanding of it; metadata is ghastly complex. Another reason is that other arenas of computing have always had more glamour and more marketplace appeal than metadata. Many corporations see minimal value in investing in a metadata infrastructure. It is only over time and as the information processing environment ages and grows that the investment value in metadata becomes obvious. No other aspect of information is so important and holds so much promise as metadata. This white paper will address some metadata complexities and will put a theoretical underpinning for some of those more important aspects of metadata

by Tony Shaw of Wilshire Conferences Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

A Passion for Metadata An Interview with Todd Stephens of BellSouth and Tony Shaw of Wilshire Conferences R. Todd Stephens is the Director of the Metadata Services Group for the BellSouth Corporation, a role he established in 1999. One of the things that makes Todd particularly interesting as the subject of this discussion is that laid-back personality and easy sense of humor disguise the “driven” man within – he’s a guy with both business acumen and serious technical smarts. AND he understands how to make himself and his department indispensable – he’s constantly increasing the value of his department by taking on new responsibilities and new technologies. At this stage his group is involved in architectural efforts that effect the development and implementation of database metadata, data transformation, components, XML, content, documentation, web services, messaging, metrics, interfaces, and the Enterprise Information Portal. Todd is setting an example for the next generation of corporate metadata management – he’s business-driven, financially accountable, technically savvy and most of all he’s wildly enthusiastic about what metadata can do for the organization.

by Dr Glenda Hayes Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Is an information resource discoverable by most users?Is it available on the network, and are tools readily available to use it?Can it be intelligibly used? Are the semantics well documented?Can it be combined or compared with other information? Can it be mediated?Is the source, accuracy and currency of the data available to users?Is the data what users need? Are robust user feedback mechanisms in place to improve it?

by Bill Inmon Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Metadata has been around for as long as there have been programs and files. And while a shop is small and decentralized, there is no recognition of the need for the management of metadata. In addition, as long as all systems are new and well documented, the need for metadata management goes unrecognized.

by Michael Gorman Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Contents: Why Is Metadata Important, Accounting Analogy 1995 and 1999 Standish study ,GAO Failures “%” via Knowledge Worker Framework (KWF) ,Metadata-Something We've Always Done ,Who Are Metadata Modelers, Metadata Modelers Span the Millenniums,Enterprise Architecture Framework,The Case for Multiple Frameworks,Common Frameworks,Three Frameworks,A Framework’s Cell, Metadata Repository as Framework Integrator

by Dr. Anne Marie Smith Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

Each fall, DM Forum (http://www.dmforum.org) hosts a Meta Data symposium in New York City where experts in metadata management and other enterprise activities gather to present their approaches to various challenges faced by data management professionals in all industries, regardless of the organization’s size. The 2006 conference is scheduled for Friday, October 27 at the Radisson Broadway Executive Conference Center - on Herald Square near the Times Square theatre district.

by Dr. Glenda Hayes Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

DoD Metadata WG

by Dr. Glenda Hayes Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

DoD XML Management

by David Marco Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

This article is adapted from the book "Universal Meta Data Models" by David Marco & Michael Jennings, John Wiley & Sons Almost every corporation and government agency has already built, is in the process of building, or is looking to build a Managed Meta Data Environment (MME). Many organizations, however, are making fundamental mistakes. An enterprise may build many meta data repositories, or “islands of meta data” that are not linked together.

by David Marco Content type: Downloads
Category: Metadata Design Document

The balance sheet of most any Forbes Global 2000 company would show entries for assets such as property, cash, equipment, and accounts receivable. Unfortunately, one item that is not seen in the asset section of the balance sheet is data. Data is every bit as valuable as property, equipment, and accounts receivable. Low-quality data, poorly understood data, mismanaged data, redundant applications, and poorly built applications prevent companies from effectively managing their other assets. How can a company convert accounts receivables into cash when the accounts receivable system has transaction records with data quality issues that prevent them from ever becoming billable? Moreover, all of the needlessly redundant applications create a substantial cost drain on the enterprise’s cash assets.

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