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1 Metadata Matters Ian White September 5, 2013

2 Achtung! NoSQL is no panacea Big Data isnt about data Big Data isnt new Big Data doesnt present a Boolean quandary With power comes responsibility AWS bills Lady Gaga tweets -Innumeracy (correlation v causation)

3 One Persons Metadata is Another Persons Data

4 Big v Important Big Heterogeneous Raw Distributed Streaming/real time Search for meaning Time-sensitive Philosophical Important Well-defined schema High value (not free) Test-driven Relational Historical Enterprise-focused

5 Data Exhaust Analytics Probes Social Media Gov2.0

6 Platforms Commoditization of compute and storage

7 A Brief History of Metadata Callimachus Library of Alexandria, Egypt

8 A Brief History of Metadata Pinakes (lists) Title Category Author Author birthplace Father Word count Callimachus

9 A Brief History of Metadata Johan van der Does Leiden University, 1595

10 A Brief History of Metadata Melville Dewey

11 A Brief History of Metadata Card catalog room, Library of Congress c. 1920

12 A Brief History of Metadata Dewey Decimal System goes electronic in 1967

13 Out with the Old, in with the New Archiving card catalogs after digitization

14 Why Cant We Be Together? MetadataData

15 Exponential Growth in Data Unprecedented rate of data creation, today 1876 Taxonomy Pinakes 300 BC Database 1970 Catalog 1595 AD Volume of Data Generated

16 Oh, How Ive Missed You! The reunification of metadata with data

17 Together At Last!

18 GIS Remains Unevolved += Melville Dewey

19 Enter the Data Curator Part social scientist, part librarian, part statistician, part RDBMS wiz

20 DIKW Model Data Fact, Signal, Symbol Information Structural v Functional Symbolic v Subjective Knowledge Processed Procedural Propositional

21 Popularity Contest Metadata Big Data Data Science Curation

22 c.2013

23 One Persons Metadata is Anothers Data


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