> Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 00:55:09 +0100
> From: Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]>
> How do you make the distinction between record metadata and record
> data that happens to be metadata?
> For example, I might have a database of METS records. If I say that
> I want the simple 'rec' schema, do I want the METS record in rec, or
> do I want the metadata about the METS record? What about stuff
> which can't be described in my simple rec schema?
For anyone who's not already seen it (I forget who I asked for
comments at the time) I wrote about 98% of an informal paper on
data/metadata confusion late last year -- it's at
and, while it's a bit basic for the people on this list, reading it
may help to crystalise a few thoughts. Anyway, it's there if anyone's
(Yes, I should finish this and send it to one of the on-line
> I don't think the schema itself is comprehensive enough to say that
> it's a good metadata solution for everyone and should have different
> semantics on the request. It's just another schema.
It certainly shouldn't have different semantics on request, no.
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