General IMS IEEE
"The association of a metadata assertion or statement with a particular suntactic encoding."
"The association of a metadata assertion or statement with a particular suntactic encoding. A given metadata staement can be expressed in any of a cariety of encodings. On the Web, these presently include HTML, XML, and RDF-XML, but other encodings or bindings may emerge over time."
Duval, E., Hodgins, W., Sutton, S., Weibel, S. (2002) "Metadata Principles and Practicalities" D-lib Magazine, Vol. 8 No. 4, URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april02/weibel/04weibel.html Last visited 21 May 2002
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