Metadata Standards Catalog WG

WG

Group details

Status: 
Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Francoise Genova
Case Statement: 
WGs Maintaining deliverables (maintenance group)
 

Objectives

The Metadata Standards Catalog (MSC) Working Group has produced a machine-actionable catalog of metadata standards submitted by all RDA WGs. The catalog system has an end-user input form and an API for submission from other software. Similarly it has a user interface for query/reporting and an API for software to query and retrieve suitable standards information. The MSC is a fundamental tool in any autonomic e-research fabric.

This work builds on the outputs of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group: both the Metadata Standards Directory (MSD) itself and the set of attendant use cases.

Further details about the work are available on the MSCWG Wiki.

 

Metadata Principles and their Use

The RDA metadata groups have developed and endorsed a set of five principles for metadata that they believe the wider RDA should adopt and promote.

 

Current Activities

The Metadata Standards Catalog is available. Please do contribute by adding new standards, new versions of standards, and filling out any missing information.

You can inspect the source code by visiting the GitHub repository. Even though the main, initial development phase is over, the Catalog will continue to be maintained and developed.

 

Current Events

RDA Plenary 13 Philadelphia Joint Meeting: IG Metadata, IG Data in Context, WG Metadata Standards Catalog

Thursday April 4 Breakout 8 – 11:00 – 12:30

Room Commonwealth B – Remote Participation https://www.rd-alliance.org/p13-gotomeeting-commonwealth-b

 

Meeting objectives

  1. Present the Metadata Standards Catalog and transition to a maintenance group;
  2. Present the current status of the metadata element set and next steps;
  3. Ensure coordination among the metadata groups and representatives of domain (subject area) groups and other infrastructure groups attending; identify cross-group liaisons among the group;
  4. Discuss status of the Data in Context IG and call for a new co-chair.

Meeting agenda

  1. Welcome, Introductions, and Review Objectives of the Meeting
  2. Metadata Standards Catalog WG Update
  3. Update on Metadata Element Set
  4. Perspectives from other Groups:
    • RDA / TDWG Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital collections stewardship WG - Anne Thessen
    • Data Discovery Paradigms IG – Mingfang Wu
    • Vocabulary methods and the topic dimension of metadata – Charles Vardeman
    • GO FAIR- Erik Schultes
    • Chemistry Research Data IG – Ian Bruno
  5. Group Discussion and Identification of cross-group liaisons
  6. Future of Data in Context IG
  7. Wrap-up

 



Recent Activity

31 Mar 2019

Metadata Joint Meeting at RDA P13

*Joint Session Metadata IG, Metadata Standards Catalog WG, Data in Context
IG*
*Thursday, April 5, 2019*
*Breakout 8 1100-1230 EDT*
*Collaborative session notes*:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L9SSdtug7JDBFJZF4Bsgeuv40E8wvQCxMqWm...
*Short introduction describing the scope of the groups and if any previous
activities*
The Metadata Interest Group serves as an umbrella group for all aspects of

16 Feb 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4 MARCH - Call for Papers, Drexel-CODATA FAIR and Responsible Research Data Management Workshop, 31 March-1 April

Following a number of requests and understanding the many pressure of
potential participants’ time, the Programme Committee of the Drexel-CODATA
FAIR and Responsible Research Data Management Workshop

19 Mar 2018

Re: [rda-metadata-ig][rda-datacontext-ig][mscwg] Metadata IG Sessions at RDA P11 in Berlin

Oya,
Yes, it does sound like the groups are addressing similar topics. I (and
perhaps Keith Jeffery) will join the the BoF during
session 3 to understand what extensions which interest that group. The DXWG
of W3C is considering improvements to DCAT. Keith Jeffery will be
presenting the issues in session 8 on Friday. It would be interesting to
see if the extensions of interest to
the BoF are already being considered by the W3C DXWG and we invite you to
session 8 on Friday.
Regards,
Rebecca
Executive Director, DataONE

19 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-metadata-ig][rda-datacontext-ig][mscwg] Metadata IG Sessions at RDA P11 in Berlin

Dear Rebecca,
I just noticed a common objectives between the BoF meeting “Improving the FAIRness of scientific data with DCAT-AP “ and the join meeting of IG Metadata, WG Data Type Registries
Both the BoF and the join meeting targets to improve DCAT.
Please see the statement:
https://rd-alliance.org/improving-fairness-scientific-data-dcat-ap-rda-1...

19 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-metadata-ig][rda-datacontext-ig][mscwg] Metadata IG Sessions at RDA P11 in Berlin

Dear Rebecca,
I just noticed a common objectives between the BoF meeting “Improving the FAIRness of scientific data with DCAT-AP “ and the join meeting of IG Metadata, WG Data Type Registries
Both the BoF and the join meeting targets to improve DCAT.
Please see the statement:
https://rd-alliance.org/improving-fairness-scientific-data-dcat-ap-rda-1...

19 Mar 2018

RE: [rda-metadata-ig][rda-datacontext-ig][mscwg] Metadata IG Sessions at RDA P11 in Berlin

Dear Rebecca,
I just noticed a common objectives between the BoF meeting “Improving the FAIRness of scientific data with DCAT-AP “ and the join meeting of IG Metadata, WG Data Type Registries
Both the BoF and the join meeting targets to improve DCAT.
Please see the statement:
https://rd-alliance.org/improving-fairness-scientific-data-dcat-ap-rda-1...

16 Mar 2018

Metadata IG Sessions at RDA P11 in Berlin

All,
Here are the Metadata IG sessions at RDA P11 in Berlin. We invite you to
participate in these sessions. If you are unable to attend in person, the
remote participation information for GoToMeeting is included.
Best,
Rebecca Koskela, Keith Jeffery, Alex Ball
*Joint Meeting: IG Metadata, IG Data in Context, WG Metadata Standards
Catalog*
Wednesday March 21 Breakout 2 – 14:30 – 16:00
Room A08 – Remote Participation
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/198036325