Readers of DAM Survival Guide will recognize the concept of classifying metadata values in terms of a timeline that reflects and governs the content. I’m a big fan of this approach, in part, because I think it helps us focus on the content instead of the file. I wrote a bit more in depth about this in this CMSWire article, which was just published today.
Has anyone started using this approach, or will you consider it? You can read The Metadata Lifecycle for Digital Content now.