Metadata Trends (04/06/19)

Join us as we revisit metadata trends – a topic we first discussed back in May 2016, but we know how fast technology trends move!

Q1. If you do not actively use metadata in your personal or professional life, what do you wish you knew about it? If you do use it, what do you wish others knew about it?

Q2. In 2016’s #auslibchat, there were concerns about metadata and privacy. What do you think the public needs to know to safeguard themselves online?

Q3. Do you think the profession overall needs to be doing more to understand and use metadata well?

Q4. What metadata developments are you aware of? Will they impact your work now or in the future?

Q5. What resources do you use to keep yourself informed about metadata trends, developments, and concerns?

Join us on Twitter at 9pm AEST on Tuesday 4 June 2019! If you’re new to Twitter, and/or #auslibchat, be sure to check out this awesome guide to maximise your experience!

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Victorian Railways, photographer (State Library of Victoria). Suburban train control graph. Retrieved from: