Joint Session of Metadata Groups
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Short introduction describing the scope of the groups and if any previous activities
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 communities.
Additional links to informative material related to the group
Metadata Interest Group: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/metadata-ig.html
Data in Context Interest Group: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/data-context-ig.html
Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/metadata-standards-catalog-working-gr...
Metadata Elements: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8FnM3PsoL2dd2RnYVBmcjRMYXc?usp=...
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:
- Present the current status of the Metadata Standards Catalog and the transition to a maintenance group;
- Present the current status of the metadata element set and next steps;
- 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
- Discuss status of the Data in Context IG and call for a new co-chair
- Welcome, Introductions, and Review Objectives of the Meeting
- Metadata Standards Catalog WG Update
- Update on Metadata Element Set
- Perspectives from other Groups:
5 short presentations from other RDA groups on the use of metadata in accomplishing their goals
Invitations are being made to the various groups that include but are not limited to: Empirical Humanities Metadata Working Group; RDA / TDWG Metadata Standards for attribution of physical and digital collections stewardship;Chemistry Research Data IG; ESIP/RDA Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences IG; Global Water Information IG; Health Data Interest Group; Linguistics Data IG; Marine Data Harmonization IG;Weather, climate and air quality IG; and Agricultural Data IG; Structural Biology IG.
- Group Discussion and Identification of cross-group liaisons
- Future of Data in Context IG
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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