Milinovic, SRCE, Zagreb
Concept of metadata
has been introduced to enhance the quality of Internet, mainly
Web, information space. Nevertheless metadata were not so
widely used on the Web. We experience problems in the deployment
phase – standards are not generally accepted, real value
is not fully recognised by the Web publishers and users. Metadata
has been misused and misinterpreted. Still, with the new developments
in the area of Semantic Web and Web services it is clear that
the metadata are one of the key elements for future improvement
of the Web information space.
The goal of this
workshop is to put more light on the metadata concept especially
on the proposed standards and syntax solutions. After the
short overview of the basic concepts we discuss usage of metadata
for resource discovery. Dublin Core standard will be discussed
and demonstrated together with HTML and RDF (XML) syntax solutions.
Quantity and quality of metadata in the Croatian Web space
will be analysed and discussed.
Workshop is designed
primarily for information providers who want to enhance the
quality of their Web space but everybody who wishes to learn
more about metadata is welcome. Basic experience with web
publishing is expected.