Using metadata in files

In 2010 I was working on an editorial system which came with its own built-in DAM or Digital Asset Management system. Metadata were very important within that system but after viewing thousands of files I realized the majority of files don’t really contain that much additional information, at least not information that is put there with a specific purpose in mind. Out of curiosity I put a poll on the site to ask people about their use of metadata.

Using metadata in files

  • What are metadata? (47%, 82 Votes)
  • I sometimes use them (23%, 40 Votes)
  • I cannot be bothered to add or use metadata (15%, 27 Votes)
  • I rely heavily on metadata (15%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 175

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