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Who Is Responsible for Business Metadata-Chapter 3:Business Metadata Stewardship

Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/b978-012373726-7.50004-3


Publisher Summary This chapter discusses how to set up data stewardship organizations within an enterprise for the purpose of governing business metadata and highlights the idea that such efforts can piggyback onto traditional data stewardship programs if they revolve around participants representing the business and not IT only. Ownership is defined as the process of exercising sole authority over the resources being governed. However, ownership is not possible for enterprise-level business processes, data, applications, or metadata. Data stewardship must involve the business or it will fail. In addition, this chapter presents several funding models for business metadata: centralized, separate (usually localized, for delivery to one main business area), and a combination of these two. The advantages and disadvantages of each model are presented.

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