RDA 9th Plenary Joint meeting: WG Empirical Humanities Metadata, WG Metadata Standards Catalog

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16 January 2017 787 reads

Meeting title

Establishing Protocols for Metadata in the Empirical Humanities

Groups: WG Empirical Humanities Metadata, WG Metadata Standards Catalog

Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the groups: 

ntroduction The WG Empirical Humanities Metadata is conducting research, developing a statement of best practices, and releasing an adoptable product centered on what needs to be in place (standards, protocols, policies, cultural expectations) to make ethnographic and historical data archivable, discoverable, and shareable. The empirical humanities include history, folklore, cultural anthropology, and other fields in which researchers actively generate new primary data of different types (documents, audiovisual recordings, material artefacts, etc.) that can be used for cultural analysis. 
Read about the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/empirical-humanities-metadata-working...  
The Metadata Standards Catalog (MSC) Working Group is working to 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. 
Read about the WG Metadata Standards Catalog at: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/metadata-standards-catalog-working-gr...  

Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc


Meeting objectives

1. To update participants on the working groups’ aims and approaches

2. To define use cases for metadata in the empirical humanities

3. To coordinate efforts to define protocols for implementing metadata practices between technologists and those working the humanities domain 

Meeting agenda

(moderation: Lindsay Poirier)

1. Updates on the Metadata Standards Catalog WG (Keith Jeffrey and Rebecca Koskela) 20 minutes

2. Update on the Empirical Humanities Metadata WG (Lindsay Poirier) 20 minutes

3. Discussion of empirical humanities as a metadata use case (all participants) 20 minutes

4. Discussion of opportunities for coordinating efforts (all participants) 20 minutes

5. Conclusions and next steps (moderator) 
The minutes of the meeting will be published latest one week after the session as an attachment to the session’s web page and on the WG Empirical Humanities Metadata RDA page.


All are welcome, but the session will be especially relevant for researchers, librarians, and other practitioners working in areas of qualitative data sharing and interpretive analysis.  

Group chairs serving as contacts: Lindsay Poirier

Type of meeting: Working meeting

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