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The DAMA DMBoK and Amorphous Metadata

I feel as though I have discovered a long hidden treasure. I must have been under a rock in the wrong corner of the Internet. Somehow I missed it. My discovery is the DAMA-DMBoK. An abbreviation to savour. ‘The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge’ published by the Data Management Association It is THE big book on data management. In a way, it contains nothing startlingly new. But it is so well ordered, well written, well thought through to consistency that it feels like a treasure. With such treasures in the introduction I was eager to get on into the details and in most chapters I was not disappointed. But I did find a serious flaw in my newfound gem. The DMBoK chapter on metadata management goes off the rails. Read More...