This is the latest version of my Master's thesis . . .
It covers the convergence of Metadata and IT Service Management. Here's the abstract:
The term metadata is commonly understood as “data about data,” but has been expanding and evolving into new domains. This new scope may be seen as essentially the information schema for the enterprise IT function as a whole. The Object Management Group and Distributed Management Task Force have established important standards in this area. Simultaneously, a new overarching discipline for IT operations has emerged, the concept of IT Service Management, along with a set of prescriptive standards known as the Information Technology Information Library. The convergence of these areas is demonstrated and analyzed, along with some possible future directions for alignment.