Metadata can be thought of as the library catalog for digital media — it enables you to effectively find, manage, use, and preserve your valuable assets, which ultimately results in greater efficiency and productivity, saved time, and saved money.

ACG Digital can help you design a metadata schema that contains the right structure (i.e. fields) and values (e.g. data validation, cataloguing rules, controlled vocabularies) to meet your individual needs, yet build on the accumulated knowledge of existing metadata standards, resulting in a metadata schema that is both fit for purpose, and widely interoperable.

Further reading:

Gill, Tony. “Metadata and the Web” Introduction to Metadata: Pathways to Digital Information. Murtha Baca (ed.), Online Edition Version 3.0, The J. Paul Getty Trust 2008.