RDA Data Type Registries WG & #2 - Request for Update

22 Jul 2021

Dear Co-chairs
We are contacting you with regard to your RDA Data Type Registries WG, more specifically to seek clarification on the Group’s level of activity. We note that the Group has been in maintenance mode since April 2019, but has not had a working session at an RDA Plenary since Plenary 11 and there does not seem to have been any activity on the group page or mailing list since March 2018, nor have we received any information about new adoptions of the group’s Recommendation.
At this point, your group looks like it is inactive and may need to be retired. However, we would love to hear of any activity your group has undertaken in maintaining its Recommendation.
Please respond to this email by 22nd August 2021. Of course, if you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them.
Thank you very much!
Best wishes
RDA Secretariat

  • Larry Lannom's picture

    Author: Larry Lannom

    Date: 22 Jul, 2021

    I think retirement is the right option. The activity and discussions around types has moved on to other projects such as the FDO Forum and other RDA groups, e.g., Data Fabric. Ulrich Schwardmann, who is quite active in this area, and I have discussed various options involving him as the new co-chair but both he and I are now focused on these other groups.
    Does retirement involve some sort of closing statement that could point to these other activities? If so perhaps Ulrich and I could draft such a statement.

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