ERIC Number: ED450710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Meta Data Integration: Maximize the Potential of "Data about Data."
Hope, Barbara; Mattingly, Maribeth; Spear, Eric; Glasser, Mike
The University of Maryland, College Park recognized in the 1990s that its institutional data was an asset that needed to be managed. In this Information Age, data must be turned into knowledge quickly and accurately. The University of Maryland implemented a campus data warehouse, and along with it a comprehensive meta data platform for helping individuals understand the meaning and context of the data they were accessing. With limited resources it was apparent that meta data needed to be captured at a single point of entry and it needed to be available or delivered to multiple points of distribution. This paper gives an overview of how the University of Maryland Meta Data Manipulator works and how it allows for the meta data to be integrated with the data warehouse structures, and the tool used to query the data. Fourteen figures are provided at the end of the paper. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Fair Use (Copyrights), Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Policy, Information Systems, Intellectual Property, Internet, Metadata, Policy Formation
For full text: http://www.educause.edu/conference/e99/proceedings.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: EDUCAUSE '99: Celebrating New Beginnings. [Proceedings] (Long Beach, CA, October 26-29, 1999); see IR 020 580. Figures may not reproduce adequately.