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Maturity Model

Digital Media Metadata Maturity Model

The progression of metadata capabilities for harnessing maximum value from your business assets. This covers a spectrum of information management patterns and capabilities.
Basic Metadata - Maturity Stage
Assets have simple, unstructured "Tags" used to power free-text search and can aggregate/group the assets. This level offers no information for machines or humans beyond free-text search and basic collections.
Structured Metadata - Maturity Stage
Where a deliberate structure is used to add meaning to metadata concepts, and the metadata conforms to a model.
Semantic Metadata - Maturity Stage
Metadata conforms to a semantic model that describes the classes of metadata and how the concepts are related to one another. This provides context and meaning.