An interface is only as useful as the metadata allows it to be, and the
metadata is only as useful as the interface built to take advantage of it.
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM, David Faler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think the answer is make sure you are able to add new elements to the
> store later, and keep around your source data and plan to be able to
> reprocess it. Something like what XC is doing. That way, you get to be
> agile at the beginning and just deal with what you *know* is absolutely
> needed, and add more when you can make a business case for it. Especially
> if you are looking to deal with MARC or ONIX data.
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM, Patrick Berry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > So, one question I forgot to toss out at the Ask Anything session is:
> > When do you know you have enough metadata?
> > "You'll know it when you have it," isn't the response I'm looking for.
> > I'm sure you're wondering what the context for this question is, and
> > honestly there is none. This is geared towards contentDM or DSpace or
> > Omeka or Millennium. I've seen groups not plan enough for collecting
> > and I've seen groups that are have been planning so long they forgot what
> > they were supposed to be collecting in the first place.
> > So, I'll just throw that vague question out there and see who wants to
> > a swing.
> > Thanks,
> > Pat/@pberry