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    Information flow part 2: Information and metadata – Kristian Norling…

    This article has been submitted to IntranetLounge, a website with a collection of links to the best articles about intranets…

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    Great post Kristian, very useful. Thanks for sharing!

    I am very impressed to see how serious you take metadata, how you use it and implemented it. Metadata is the secret ingredient for a successful intranet or any information system, it is like the oil for a smoothly running engine. Metadata makes content relevant, findable, it can link content to content, content to people and vice versa and eventually people to people.

    I recognise the issue that people sometimes use the wrong metadata, indeed that is worse than no metadata (and then complain their article can’t be found, duh).

    Maybe metadata is boring for some people, I find it fascinating…. An inspiring article!

    Cheers.

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      Bas, thanks for your positive feedback (and links and mentions). You really made my day. Also motivated me to write the rest of the posts in this series.

      This quote I would very much like to use:
      ”Metadata makes content relevant, findable, it can link content to content, content to people and vice versa and eventually people to people.” – Bas Zurburg

      Do you think semantic web in practice would be interesting to read about?

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    The only boring metadata is boring metadata. It’s not all that boring when it’s active metadata, e.g. used to define active states, replacing fixed processes.

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      You’re right and I guess wasn’t really clear about where I stand re: metadata.

      I still think that metadata in itself is as interesting as a SQL table. It’s the use cases of the data/metadata that are both useful, interesting, fun and even cool :D

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        Indeed there is nothing more boring than an SQL table. But such clues lead me to believe that the context that you’ve jailed your metadata in is one where SQL lives: relational databases.

        Metadata is a free spirited, full of power and potential when freed from the structure of relational databases. If you bypass the database and go straight to the logfile — that’s where metadata can perform its real magic. Don’t know of such a tool? Start with Traction TeamPage.

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    Great post Kristian, and obviously do I like the overview and strategy way forward, I did mention this in my recent (swe) eHealth2.0 blog http://bloggar.itivarden.idg.se/emergentmeccano/2010/10/25/byggande-av-tornet-i-babylon-och-martin-timell-effekten-automatiska-simultantolkar/

    more soon in my research blog as well ;-)

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      Thanks Fredric.

      I hope we can spread the word and show others this metadata-stuff and get them to use it, especially in eGov and eHealth.

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