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Guest Post: Are You Pouring Pollution into the Data Lake?

by Merv Adrian  |  October 10, 2014

From my esteemed colleague Mark Beyer "Unstructured data" is a misnomer—everyone finally agrees on that much, at least. It is a term that is often applied to information assets that are not...

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BYOH - Hadoop's a Platform. Get Used To It.

by Merv Adrian  |  October 9, 2013

When is a technology offering a platform? Arguably, when people build products assuming it will be there. Or extend their existing products to support it, or add versions designed to...

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Big Content Needs More Metadata

by Darin Stewart  |  May 15, 2013

In recent posts I’ve introduced the notion of Big Content as shorthand for incorporating unstructured content into the Big Data world in a systematic and strategic way. Big Data changes...

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How Valuable are Annotations

by Jay Heiser  |  January 9, 2013

Today’s library user takes electronic catalogs for granted.  Being able to remotely search the contents of a library is not only convenient, but it also allows for a tighter integration...

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Coming Up for Air and Diving Into Catalyst 2012

by Darin Stewart  |  August 8, 2012

For the past few weeks I’ve been immersed in work on open innovation, linked data and expertise sharing.  I’ve managed to sneak out a couple of related blog posts during...

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It’s time for taxonomy

by Darin Stewart  |  October 12, 2011

I’ve been writing and speaking about taxonomies and metadata for a little over a decade.  In the early days, my audiences consisted mostly of library science refugees seeking shelter in...

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Strategic Value of MDM (and Metadata Management) to Skyrocket?

by Andrew White  |  June 28, 2011

My colleagues at Gartner are always keen to remind me that structured data represents only about 5 to 10 per cent of an organizations information, the rest is made up...

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Metadata for the Masses

by Darin Stewart  |  May 19, 2011

I’ve been playing with a new core feature of Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010, the Managed Metadata Service.  The MMS has at its heart the idea of managing terms and keywords and...

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Get your content to the gym!

by Darin Stewart  |  April 13, 2011

Metadata is a lot like physical exercise.  We know it’s good for us.  We know we should be doing more of it and that we'll pay for it in the...

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