ZapNote: Adobe

Network publishing is simply an extension of current publishing paradigms that allows users to locate content items on a network and publish them to a variety of destinations, which may or may not be known ahead of time. Adobe has taken a comprehensive approach to network publishing by creating the Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP), a description framework that provides an open standard for XML exchange. XMP encloses metadata inside application files, thus enabling applications such as Digital Rights Management (DRM) and workflow automation. XMP is meant to facilitate easy metadata exchange between applications and systems in integration and publishing workflow systems of all kinds.

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