Information Architecture News

Data Cookbook User Group Meeting

The Data Cookbook User Group Meeting is held semi-annually in the Fall and Spring.   It is scheduled for 90-minutes and provided via a web conference.  Join the meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014.


  • IData presentation on recently added features
  • Client presentations on their use of the Data Cookbook
    • Dale Amburgey (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) on bringing 3 campuses together using the Cookbook.
    • Fernando Colina (Salem State University) on integrating the Cookbook with SSRS.
    • Hank Robinson (University of Nebraska-Omaha)
    • Rachel Ruiz (Weber State University) on publicizing the Data Cookbook in print and on-line.
  • IData presentation on future plans for the Data Cookbook
  • Question are encouraged throughout the meeting

Register for this event today!

Coursera course on Metadata

Coursera is offering an 8-week session on metadata beginning July 14 called Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information.  Increasingly I see formal coursework and degrees offered in data management.  I’m taking this course in part to see how the instructor presents information, as I routinely need to present metadata concepts to the uninitiated.  I already see gaps in what the course offers – nothing in the syllabus about governance or visualizing metadata.  Some questions I want to answer in the course: Does the size of the data set influence the kind of metadata collected or published – are there different best practices for Big Data vs our student financial aid data?  Are there any cost metrics – if you spend X providing actual data, should you be spending Y on metadata for that data?