The data and information about data is defined as metadata. Metadata has become the center force in networked environment especially when the internet turned into an essential research tool. The characteristics and attributes of the objects of information such as: documents, videos, images, audios, data sets, and so on can now be directed bearing their entire form by simply referring to the internet. And metadata report is in fact what facilitates the resource discovery and manage to make use of its provisions.
Before the advent of the internet, traditional metadata reports exist as bibliographic records. This is particularly true in the part of the librarians and other information specialists, who is the longest time made use of traditional systems and standards in managing metadata.
However, due to the inflating number of information resources, the traditional systems and standards can no longer accommodate such information growth. The need for more efficient metadata record tools and other new models became crucial. Nonetheless, this concern has been addressed the soonest time, new models and metadata tools have been created which can be aid both non-professionals and professionals in organizing metadata reports.
Various metadata formats were made available. On the other hand, certain issues about metadata reports formats have been raised as well. Issues about differing format which segment or aggregate data element fields have been questioned. The validity of the metadata reports acquired through web-based search tools has created doubts. Hence, IT experts are trying to establish a single metadata report format that will be used in describing various domains and kinds of resources. This will lead to interoperability of a networked environment that mainly relies on the Web.