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Joint Meeting on Metadata Standards in Use and Convergence

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    Rebecca Koskela

    Collaborative Notes:

    Welcome and Meeting Objectives (10 min)

    Presentations: (30 min)

    Metadata IG Elements

    Metadata of interest to the Social Science Research Data IG, including DDI

    Metadata necessary for the Distributed System of Scientific Collections ( DiSSCo) project

    Discussion of applicability of MIG Element Set (40 min)

    Next Steps (10 min)

    1. First group option
    Metadata IG

    Additional links to informative material
    Metadata Interest Group:
    Metadata Elements:
    Social Science Research Data Interest Group:
    Distributed System of Scientific Collections:

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Social Science Research Data IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Research Data Management in Engineering IG

    Estimate of the required room capacity

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Rebecca Koskela

    I declare that I have informed the chairs of all the Working / Interest groups included in this joint meeting application.

    Meeting objectives
    The Metadata Interest Group(MIG) is supported by individuals and organizations involved in the development, implementation, and use of metadata for scientific data.  MIG’s chief objective is to identify and endorse metadata solutions for addressing data management challenges. Metadata is crucial for the discovery, access, preservation, exchange, manipulation, and use/re-use of research data.  Metadata discussions frequently focus on community-specific issues such as discipline-specific standards; however, there are dimensions of metadata that are of general interest, cross disciplines, and are amenable to broad community input.  MIG endorses metadata solutions that balance domain-specific and interdisciplinary needs.
    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.
    At previous plenaries, MIG has reached out to other RDA Interest Groups and Working Groups where metadata is important to the goals of their group. The element set has been shared with and reviewed by many of the RDA domain groups. At this meeting, we will continue the conversation with the Social Science domain group as well as a large international project, Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo),  which represents 120 institutions in 21 countries.

    Speakers are from Europe, Australia, and US so Breakout 8 is the only possibility

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 8

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    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.

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