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)



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vol. summer no. focus 3 2014 2 humanities


Michael J. Kramer

Date tagged:

12/04/2018, 06:11

Date published:

08/04/2014, 15:05