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May 13, 2003: Metabook

Speaking of metadata, Amy Warner just pointed me to Adrienne Tannenbaum's book Metadata Solutions: Using Metamodels, Repositories, XML and Enterprise Portals to Generate Information on Demand (Addison-Wesley, 2001).

Yow, that title is a mouthful. But it does hit on some important keywords. Very, very interesting... Before I plunk down my $45, just wondering if any of you IAs and fellow travellers out there have opinions on this book?

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Comment: ML (May 14, 2003)

Can I just say that book was amazing? The author spoke at the DAMA conference that I attended in Orlando. Vivian said she was reading it as well when I saw her at the Summit. Mine was in hand during the IA Summit, where I had a chance to finish it towards the end of the summit. I highly recommend this for folks trying to develop metadata standards across various groups in an organization. It's really focused on data modeling and developing metadata(from the data model world) but is very relevant to metadata architects out there. Tannenbaum offers a series of models that could be useful in various settings and sets you up through a case study to see how the models could work. I could go on and on about this, but it will cost you a couple glasses of beer in person.

Comment: Lou (May 14, 2003)

Well, you convinced me... Though I think we'll still need to do the beer thing.

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