As has been discussed in several awareness raising sessions with the RDA community at RDA Plenaries 7 and 8 in special sessions carried out in the Data Fabric IG and at two extracurricular RDA events, there is a gap to realization of the power of the combined RDA Recommendations (PID Information Types Recommendation and Data Type Registry Recommendation). This gap, described in more detail below, is in coming to consensus around what makes up PID Kernel Information. By convening interested parties in the RDA community to define PID Kernel Information, and having a PID Kernel Information Recommendation a complementary recommendation in the RDA recommendation suite will allow adopters of the core RDA recommendations (PIT Data Types and Data Type Registry) to take full advantage of the unique power that these recommendations have when combined.
This WG aims to converge through a series of discussions and a narrowing process on the smallest number possible of versions (or profiles) of PID Kernel Information (1 is ideal but not likely). These versions/profiles will be the primary output of the WG.
The group has most recently started to assemble a coherent set of guiding principles that further define the purpose and key requirements underlying the whole concept of PID Kernel Information. Any profiles must adhere to these principles. They also shape the possible infrastructure that can support Kernel Information and facilitate user interaction, filtering, decision-making and other actions.
The group has drafted a recommendation and submitted it to RDA for community endorsement. The draft can be found here: