Looking for Metadata in All the Wrong Places

“Andy King, editor of this fine newsletter, contacted me [Louis Rosenfeld] recently with what he thought was a reasonable question. Knowing me as an inform

“Andy King, editor of this fine newsletter, contacted me [Louis Rosenfeld] recently with what he thought was a reasonable question. Knowing me as an information architect with librarian roots, he wondered if I could help him find a basic vocabulary of Internet and technology-related terms. He was hoping to use these terms to better organize and label WebReference’s content. Andy had looked at both Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal subject headings (remember them from your library’s card catalogs?) and found them wanting for his purposes. So he asked me if I could recommend a quick-and-dirty alternative. What happens when you ask an information architect a simple question? You get a long and complicated answer.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE