Accession Number:

ADA487663

Title:

Making Information Visible, Accessible, and Understandable: Meta-Data and Registries

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The term metadata is often misused and misunderstood. It is important to understand the categories, multiple meanings, and value of using metadata to improve the interoperability, discovery, and utility of data assets throughout the Department of Defense DoD. Proper use and understanding of metadata can substantially enhance the utility of data by making it more visible, accessible, and understandable. Expanded use of metadata leads to better-informed decision making, improved management of information, increased return on investment for digital asset production and publishing, improved security management, and more effective information sharing.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE