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In the 2010s, metadata teepically refers tae deegital forms; houever, even tradeetional caird catalogues frae the 1960s an 1970s are an example o metadata, as the cairds conteen information aboot the beuks in the librar (author, teetle, subject, etc.).

Metadata is "data [information] that provides information aboot ither data".[1] Three distinct teeps o metadata exeest: structural metadata, descriptive metadata, an admeenistrative metadata. [2]

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  2. Zeng, Marcia (2004). "Metadata Types and Functions". NISO. Retrieved 5 October 2016.