Okay, okay. I know I’ve been badly neglecting my blog lately. And I’m over it. I really, really, really want to get back into blogging, but there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day!
And now I’m using a blog post to vent! Just not fair, is it, dear readers. Sorry.
But this is what’s got me so frustrated right now. It’s writing metadata for a website assignment that I *thought* I had almost sorted. Just a couple of bits and pieces to add, and then I can cross that task off the list and jump straight into the website review that I’m meant to have completed for my latest Bloxham Marketing client – by Thursday. And the website’s based on SharePoint, which I have pretty much zero knowledge of, so I can see a huge learning curve in front of me…
But back to the metadata.
I *did* go to that lecture! Well, virtually, anyway. I was in my pyjamas and sitting on my chair in our lounge room, but I *was* there, and I *did* complete the activities… but now I’m stuck, and I can’t find the answers to my questions! Not in the course Learning Resources, Assessment section, discussion forums, or in the #inn530 tweet stream. Arrggh!
So I turn to the web. I go to the QUT website, and ‘view source’. No Dublin Core metadata tags. I try the QUT LIbrary sites. I try various other libraries sites. I try council sites. I try school sites. I try social media sites. I then slap my forehead and try the Dublin Core site itself. But I leave bewildered and dumbfounded because even there, I can NOT find any examples of Dublin Core metadata tags. Why? Are they there and I’m not reading them properly? Or does no one use them? Because I’ve got questions that I’d like answered, and I’m having a bit of a hard time trying to figure it out on my own…!!!