Metadata are a key concept in an Enterprise MAM for finding the material required for specific workflows. The VidiCore Metadata Model [INT ENT XY.Z ARC] is very flexible in defining the metadata following the needs of the concrete system.

However, some commonly used fields are pre-defined to achieve a consistent behaviour of all applications in an Enterprise MAM Solution. The most important one is the title field. It is designed to hold the title of an item or collection. This title is displayed as the most important piece of information when displaying an asset or a list of assets in a user interface.

Further metadata fields may be configured, but the title field always is present and should be filled for all items and collections.


The title field can be set on items and collections without any further configuration:

PUT /API/item/<itemId>/metadata
Content-Type: application/xml

<MetadataDocument xmlns="">
   <timespan start="-INF" end="+INF">
         <value>This is a freshly ingested asset</value>