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  • Deborah Kaplan thinks this is interesting:

If we consider the relationship between the reader and the writer we can see that a negotiation of trust occurs between the two (See Figure 4 and Figure 5). The reader has to trust that the information that they are provided by the author is accurate. This problem is not unique to this domain and occurs whenever metadata is created.


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I love this framing of the need for metadata to be both accurate and complete as a trust relationship, and definitely it is also true in every other metadata-creating domain. (And it is depressing to realize how far we are from this goal in most domains.)