Going Meta on Metadata
Journal of Digital Humanities 2018-12-04
I once joked to an archivist that all I really do as a historian is add meta-metadata to the archival database.
What I meant was that if we understand metadata—the information that accompanies artifacts—as not merely descriptive, but also already on its way to interpretation, then what is historical scholarship but a further extension of this elaboration of the evidentiary record? (Read more)