SMB Validation

What is 'metadata'?

Literally, it can be defined as 'data about data'. In practical terms, the types of metadata that can be associated with an electronic record may include: details of the record's creation, author, creation date, ownership, searchable keywords that can be used to classify the document, details of the type of data found in the document, and the relationships between different data components. Metadata must be stored as an integral part of the electronic document it describes.