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XML in Data Management by M. David Allen, Peter Aiken

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10

Networks of Networks, Metadata, and the Future

Introduction

In this chapter we will take a look at some of the trends that have been going on in industry and government related to the application of metadata, and how those trends might be extrapolated. First, we will look at current systems in use today that take advantage of metadata within the larger marketplace, and then discuss some of the systems that may emerge over time. It is not our intention to forecast the future, but to provide information on how gains that have already been realized might be logically extended to offer benefit for individual organizations as well as their associated industries as a whole.

One of the themes that run throughout this book is the idea that effective ...

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