3 Responses to On the Importance of Metadata

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  2. Rosemary Phillips says:

    can meta data info be altered and if so can alterations be traced?

  3. Well, the answer, of course, is it depends! Some types of metadata cannot be updated. Things like system metadata or metadata in a relational DBMS catalog that describes the composition and makeup of database objects. Other types of metadata should be modifiable, depending upon the type of tool that is used to record and manage the metadata. But that presupposes that the person attempting to modify the metadata has the requisite authorization to do so.

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