This article by Wilbert Kraan of CETIS will undoubtably make the rounds in the next few days, but it seemed too signifcant to not post on myself.
Many of us have heard speechs and read articles by one of the IEEE LOM’s creators, Erik Duval, to the effect that metadata needs to become more invisible to end users, in part through automating its creation. Well Erik and the crew at KU Leuven haven’t just talked about it – as Wilbert describes, they have released an open source ‘framework’ for the automated generation of metadata based on the context of its use. Extremely exciting news. – SWL