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