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The Eight Common Sources of Metadata

Published: 20 June 2011

ID: G00212961

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar


One of the first steps to implementing a metadata management initiative is to identify which sources of metadata exist within an enterprise. Here, we look at eight common sources used by many organizations as a starting point for investigation.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • Context
  • Analysis
    • What is Metadata?
    • Where is Metadata?
    • Other Sources of Metadata Related to Data Content
  • Key Facts

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