Who Will Create Metadata for the Internet?

  • Charles F. Thomas
  • Linda S. Griffin


After metadata schemes are established for the Internet, the next major obstacle will be to persuade information creators to use these schemes. To date, no mechanism has been effective in promoting the use of metadata for the Internet. This article examines the reasons why major categories of information providers may not see metadata as a worthwhile investment. Once these reasons are explained, the authors offer an alternative solution to create a "metadata explosion."
How to Cite
Thomas, C. F., & Griffin, L. S. (1998). Who Will Create Metadata for the Internet?. First Monday, 3(12). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v3i12.633