Of interest to me lately is how non-LAMs communities define metadata. This is increasingly import as libraries, archives, and museums make more resources and services available on the web. Will our metadata play well with others?
A great introductory post about content strategy by Anne Haines led me the Brain Traffic site, where I stumbled upon “An Intro to Metadata and Taxonomies.” The article covers very basic concepts* but is worth reading through to the end for a brief bibliography highlighting papers, talks, and blogs from content strategists who deal with metadata for objects on the web.
* For those who are doing a close reading of the article, LAMs define structural metadata more narrowly as information about how resources (especially compound resources, like a book) is organized or sequenced.