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Term: Metadata, technical

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Term: Metadata, technical

Generic term for technical information about the digital files and multifile objects, as further defined by three terms for important aspects of technical information: (1) file-characteristics metadata for technical information about the formatted digital file in hand; (2) source metadata for technical information about the source item, whether analog or digital; and (3) process metadata for information about the technical processes used to convert the source item into the digital file that is described in (1).
See also:
Metadata, file characteristics; Metadata, process; Metadata, source