Metadata Standards Catalog WG

WG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
enquiries@rd-alliance.org
TAB Liaison: 
Francoise Genova
Case Statement: 
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)
 

Objectives

The Metadata Standards Catalog (MSC) Working Group will produce a machine-actionable catalog of metadata standards submitted by all RDA WGs. The catalog system will have an end-user input form and an API for submission from other software. Similarly it will have 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 progress of 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

A prototype Metadata Standards Catalog is under development. You can track progress by visiting the GitHub repository.

The Catalog will be seeded with records migrated from the Metadata Standards Directory. If you would like to help check, clean and expand the migrated records before they are loaded into the Catalog, you can find them in the 'db' folder on GitHub.

Alternatively, to get new records visible prior to the launch of the Catalog, you can continue to add standards, profiles, tools and known users of standards to the Metadata Standards Directory.

 

Current Events

RDA Plenary 11 Berlin 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

 

Meeting objectives

  1. Present the Metadata Standards Catalog and encourage further submissions;
  2. Promote discussion of the proposed metadata element set;
  3. Promote discussion and propose a process for
    • collecting domain vocabularies;
    • matching and mapping vocabularies;
    • establishing a canonical vocabulary to assist interoperation by crosswalks to the domain vocabularies;
    • contextual metadata used for assessing relevance and quality of the described asset for the purpose of the end-user;
  4. Ensure coordination among the metadata groups and representatives of domain (subject area) groups and other infrastructure groups attending.

Meeting agenda

  1. Introduction and purpose
  2. Metadata Standards Catalog (20 min)
    • Presentation
    • Request for further contributions for the Metadata Standards Catalog
  3. Metadata element set (10 min)
    • Presentation
    • Discussion
  4. Vocabularies Process (45 min)
    • Wheat: Windpouire-Esther Dzale-Yeumo (INRA)
    • Marine: Helen Glaves (British Geological Survey)
    • Social Science: Darren Bell (UKDA)
    • Vocabularies process discussion
  5. Closing, pointing to metadata resources on RDA website (10 min)

 



Recent Activity

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

16 Feb 2018

Fwd: RDA VSSIG Ontology Metadata Task Group Survey

Dear
​Metadata Groups,
I
​'m forwarding this on behalf of the RDA Vocabulary Semantic Services IG.
Please
feel free to transfer this to other metadata/standardization/ontologies
related
​IGs or ​
WGs.
Thanks
​,
Rebecca, Keith, and Alex​
-------------------
Dear all,
[Apologies for multiple receptions - this announcement has been sent to
multiple mailing lists of the ontology/semantic Web/linked
data/standardization communities.]

18 Sep 2017

“R programming language to manage metadata, data complying with OGC standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries”

Dear IG's / WG's,

We would like to invite you to an RDA related event that we believe to be relevant to your activities; “R programming language to manage metadata and data by complying with OGC (EML, CF conventions) standards and controlled vocabularies: the case of Tuna Fisheries” .

When: Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 11:30 to 13:00 local time

Where: room: Mansfield 10, RDA Plenary Meeting, Montreal, Canada

14 Sep 2017

Joint Metadata & Provenance meeting at P10

The joint meeting of the Metadata IG, Metadata Standards Catalog WG,
Research Data Provenance IG, and Data in Context IG will be on Tuesday,
September 19 in Breakout Session 2 (14:00 - 15: 30 EST/UTC -5). The agenda
for this session is here
.
If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, there will be remote
access for this session (see below).
Regards,
Rebecca
Remote Access Information (Gotomeeting):
Online: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/873606621

21 Jun 2017

Fwd: 2nd CfP: 11th MTSR'17, November 28th - December 1st, 2017, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Esthonia

Apologies for any duplicates received from cross-posting
Rebecca
Executive Director, DataONE
University of New Mexico
1312 Basehart SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Email: ***@***.***
Cell: (505) 382-0890
Fax: (505) 246-6007
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2nd Call for Papers MTSR’17 : 11th International Conference on Metadata and
Semantics Researchhttp://www.mtsr-conf.org/
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Metadata Standards Catalog WG | RDA

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