I am trying to justify the use of WordPress in a research project and this is what was mentioned about my claims that WordPress could be used to organise the data well using categories and tags. Also under fire is the metadata and accessibility of the data.
Is there a link or some info you're aware of to use as reference? Also any thoughts?
The section describes the creation of a WordPress site, a reasonable solution for what the applicants propose, but then refer to the data being in "such a well-organised form." There is nothing inherent in Word Press that creates data in a well organised form. It's like describing something as being well-ordered because it's on a bookshelf. It depends how it's placed on the bookshelf and whether it's categorised. And I might order my bookshelves based on how much I enjoyed the books, but to anyone else those books are going to appear disordered, unless I specifically describe to others how they're ordered. Further down mention is made of storing the data in a database. I assume that this is the backend database associated with a local WordPress install. This does structure data in some sense, although not in a reusable sense. It can associate objects with a blog entry and objects with tags but provides little sense of how digital objects relate to each other or to real world objects.
It does not create adequate metadata. Metadata might include details of who created the digital object, how, when, whether it has been changed, whether there are restrictions on use, where the original object on which the digital object is based can be found, notes about the object. This kind of information is not normally captured in WordPress tags, is not really useful if captured in WordPress tags (it needs a structure / standard) and isn't really suitable for WordPress tags because you don't necessarily want to expose the user to it.