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Metadata is data about data. In the case of Internet Archive items, the metadata describes the contents of the items. Metadata can include information such as the performance date for a concert, the name of the artist, and a set list for the event.
Metadata is a very important element of items in the Internet Archive. Metadata allows people to locate and view information. Items with little or poor metadata may never be seen and can become lost.