Metadata for Arts Organizations

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Many people have no idea what metadata is, why it matters, or what is can do in the real world. Simply put metadata is information about an object or file. Metadata is the information you usually can’t see. The hidden information that most people did not even know exists. But even though you can’t see it, metadata is powerful. It is what makes things findable on the internet, and in the real world.

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