FILTER metadata study




This page introduces a study of metadata being undertaken by staff at UKOLN as part of FILTER (Focusing Images for Learning and Teaching - an Enriched Resource), a project led by the Insititute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol.


The FILTER project seeks to educate the tertiary education community in the use of digital images and related metadata for learning and teaching purposes.

Project Partners:

DNER Development Programme factsheet

More detailed information about FILTER is available from the project's Web pages at: <URL:>


Work on FILTER at UKOLN:

UKOLN has produced a state-of-the-art study of image metadata for the FILTER project. This includes descriptions of selected metadata initiatives that have been developed for the cultural heritage domain, for digitisation projects and geospatial information. These include DCMI, MPEG-7, the AMICO Data Dictionary, SPECTRUM and the METS initiative. An additional section considers the most important educational metadata initiatives.

The report is available at:

Some resources:

UKOLN staff working on the FILTER study:

Michael Day
Research Officer
Manjula Patel
Technical Development and Research


Rachel Heery
Assistant Director (Team Leader, Research & Development)

Maintained by: Michael Day of UKOLN: the UK Office for Library and Information Networking, University of Bath.
Document created: 07-Mar-2002.
Last updated: 11-Mar-2002.

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