Metadata Joint Meeting at RDA P13

31 Mar 2019

*Joint Session Metadata IG, Metadata Standards Catalog WG, Data in Context
*Thursday, April 5, 2019*
*Breakout 8 1100-1230 EDT*
*Collaborative session notes*:
*Short introduction describing the scope of the groups and if any previous
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 a RDA recommendation. Data in
Context Interest Group deals with use cases and harmonizing terminology for
contextual metadata to encourage interoperation. The Metadata Standards
Catalog Working Group maintains a machine-readable catalog of metadata
standards to encourage re-use and increased harmonization among the
*Meeting objectives*
Metadata is a critical component of the RDA vision for researchers and
innovators to openly sharing data across technologies, disciplines, and
countries to address the grand challenges of society. Metadata enables
researchers and users to understand the structure, limitations, definition
and description of not just data but also software and computational
environments. The Metadata Interest Group would like to reach out to other
RDA Interest Groups and Working Groups where metadata is important to the
goals of their group.
The objectives of this joint session are:
1. Present the current status of the Metadata Standards Catalog and the
transition to a maintenance group;
2. Present the current status of the metadata element set and next
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 groups
4. Discuss status of the Data in Context IG and call for a new co-chair
*Meeting agenda*
- Welcome, Introductions, and Review Objectives of the Meeting
- Metadata Standards Catalog WG Update
- Update on Metadata Element Set
- Perspectives from other Groups:
· Short presentations from other RDA groups on the use of metadata in
accomplishing their goals
o RDA / TDWG Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital
collections stewardship WG - Anne Thessen
o Data Discovery Paradigms IG – Mingfang Wu
o Vocabulary methods and the topic dimension of metadata – Charles
o GO FAIR IG- Erik Schultes
o Chemistry Research Data IG – Ian Bruno
- Group Discussion and Identification of cross-group liaisons
- Future of Data in Context IG
- Wrap-up
*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 other than Metadata IG,
Data in Context IG, and the Metadata Standards Catalog WG who are
interested in the goals of the various RDA metadata Interest Groups and
Working Groups.
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University of New Mexico
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