Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s):
The Metadata Interest Group (MIG) 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. MIG focuses on all aspects of metadata for research data including data discovery, contextualtization, validation, analytical processing, and interoperation. Previous activities of MIG include Metadata Principles, the Metadata Standards Directory WG, a collection of use cases, and the Metadata Standards Catalog WG. Descriptions of these activities can be found on the MIG web page (https://rd-alliance.org/groups/metadata-ig.html). The current topic that the Metadata Interest Group is working on is the definition of the metadata element set intended to become a RDA recommendation. The Metadata Standards Catalog Working Group (MSCWG) is now in maintenance mode and maintains a machine-readable catalog of metadata standards to encourage re-use and increased harmonization among the communities. The Data in Context Interest Group (DICIG) deals with use cases and harmonizing terminology for contextual metadata to encourage interoperation.
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