This class has been a wild roller coaster. I think the most eye opening aspect of it was realizing how pervasive and wide spread is the world of metadata. Metadata is used to define and control our world through different schemas, but the underlying aspect is the same. It makes me want to start organizing my entire life by metadata and realizing the far flung impacts that metadata has had and is still having on our world. I think that is why I like Dublin Core so much. While it is a simple enough schema to learn and employ it is so customizable it can be tailored to nearly any collection. It was fascinating to see how many times it cropped up in our descriptions of digital repositories or even as some sort of basis for other schemas. Managing metadata is definitely a skill worth learning.