Tag: metadata

by Anne Wootton

This post was co-written by Bailey Smith, co-creator of Pop Up Archive. When we talk about the changing face of media on the web, archiving isn’t generally the first subject to come up. As we were beginning Pop Up Archive, we grappled with the fact that it’s hard to show the vibrant, innovative side of [...] more »

by Waldo Jaquith

At first blush, state legal codes seem pretty simple. You’ve got titles, which are composed of chapters, which in turn comprise sections — or something very much like that. It’s a straightforward hierarchy, and you might not think that there’s a lot of interesting metadata to be extracted from them. But it turns out that [...] more »

by Martin Moore

Ludwig Wittgenstein, poker lover The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) has just launched rNews, a consistent, machine-readable way of expressing news metadata in RDFa (a linked data language). This post explains some of the differences between rNews and hNews and why, if you publish news on the web, you ought to be using one or the [...] more »

by Martin Moore

The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865. It is the only daily broadsheet newspaper in San Francisco — and is published online at SFgate.com. In the 1960s Paul Avery was a police reporter at the Chronicle when he started investigating the so-called “Zodiac Killer.” Earlier this year Mark Fiore won a Pulitzer Prize for [...] more »

by Martin Moore

‘The solution to the overabundance of information’ David Weinberger writes in Everything is Miscellaneous, ‘is more information’. Long live metadata! In Porto, I’ve spent the last couple of days at an official IPTC conference (the International Press Telecommunications Council). The folk at the IPTC have been thinking about information and metadata for over 40 years. [...] more »

by Martin Moore

With our Knight News Challenge grant we (the Media Standards Trust and Web Science Research Initiative) are exploring and developing ways in which to help the public find and assess news on the web (for which we have also received a MacArthur Foundation grant). Part of this initiative includes developing tools for making online news [...] more »