Information overload is a concept, nay, a state of being that our era has donned- given the massive amounts of data, information, and knowledge transmitted to a single-person, either by choice or by force, through: newscasts, advertisements, conversations, the radio, the Internet, walking into a store, etc.
Librarians are to be aware of this when they provide material and information to patrons. The last thing a librarian wants to do is have a patron walk away with multiple books, journals, articles, Internet sources, and a headache. I bring up this topic because at the moment, I am on a metadata schemas overload. Metadata is the infamous term defined as “data about data”, and normally geared toward cataloging resources available on the Internet. More throroughly, “A metadata record is a file of information, usually presented as an XML document, which captures the basic characteristics of a data or information resource. It represents the who, what, when, where, why and how of the resource.” FGDC.GOV
However, museums, varied science fields, differing government organizations, libraries and archives, etc. have different schemas that they prefer and implement. As of late, I have been diligently learning and creating metadata schemas across fields . Here is an examples of work I’ve done:
I throughly enjoy this class and am learning quite a bit but the neuralgia is setting in.