Metadata Management has been made easy through the implementation of Metadata Repositories. A metadata repository can be described as a database designed to gather, store, and distribute select metadata. A metadata repository describes the characteristics of information objects as an aid in the identification, discovery, assessment and management. A metadata repository is a way to ensure consistency of an organization's metadata. Metadata management is vital for business growth and success. This introductory course will initially discuss metadata, its definition, advantages and types. This course will also discuss metadata management. An introduction, comparison to registries and the uses of metadata repositories will be explained.