Progressing the Metadata Element Set

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04 Aug 2020
Group(s) submitting the application: 
Meeting objectives: 

 MIG has proposed metadata ‘packages’ for the commonly required purposes; a ‘package’ consists of elements (attributes or data structures) the values of which relate to the unique identity of the dataset or record (instance).  To assure machine processing a formal syntax and declared semantics are required, and the packages must exhibit referential and functional integrity as well as human readability. The objective of this meeting is to progress the element set by unpacking the individual elements through work with other groups.

Meeting agenda: 


Collaborative Notes:

  1. Welcome (5 min)

  2.  Progress to date on Metadata Standards Catalog and the elements (10 min)

  3.  Current work in groups including survey results (10 min)

  4.  Unpacking one or more of the high priority elements by the attendees (40 min)

  5.  Plenary for report back (10 min)

  6.  Next steps (5 min)

Target Audience: 

Anyone interested in metadata for the objectives of RDA; specifically, people from domain and infrastructure groups wishing to utilize metadata for their purposes. Members of RDA metadata groups  who are interested in the goals of the various RDA metadata Interest Groups and Working Groups are encouraged to attend.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The Metadata Interest Group serves as an umbrella group for all aspects of metadata for research data. In particular, it coordinates the efforts of the Working Groups concerned with metadata to provide a coherent approach to metadata. The  Metadata Interest Group also is responsible for defining the metadata element set intended to become an RDA recommendation. The Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group maintains a machine-readable catalog of metadata standards to encourage re-use and increased harmonization among the communities.

Short Group Status: 

The Metadata IG is a recognized and endorsed group. It is an active group with ongoing activities. 

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Alex Ball, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela