Summary: This document provides a state-of-the-art report on image metadata for the FILTER (Focusing Images for Learning and Teaching - an Enriched Resource). After a brief introduction to image retrieval and use, the report describes the main categories of metadata that images require. There follows some short descriptions of particular metadata initiatives. These include: the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, MPEG-7, the AMICO Data Dictionary, the SCRAN data standard, SPECTRUM, METS, the NISO draft Technical metadata for digital still images, the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata and ISO 19115. The following section describes some of the most prominent educational metadata initiatives, including the IEEE Draft Standard for Learning Object Metadata, the IMS Meta-data Specification and the proposal of the DCMI Education Working Group. A final section looks at some subject schemes that have specifically been designed for image data, mostly for art and architecture (e.g., AAT, and ICONCLASS) and for image collections in libraries (e.g., TGM I).
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Last updated: 27-Mar-2002.