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DCMI Science and Metadata Community

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Moderators: Alex Ball
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Jane Greenberg
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Jian Qin
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Status: This Community is currently active.
Established: 2009-01-12
Last Update: 2011-03-21
Charter: The DCMI Science and Metadata Community is a forum for individuals and organizations to exchange information and knowledge about metadata describing scientific data (data methodologically collected for research, analysis, tracking, forecasting, and other uses). The Community focuses on metadata challenges specific to scientific data curation, and solutions that will benefit from the architecture and global reach of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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2004-12-13, The next F2F Working Group meeting for DC:Accessibility will be held in melbourne in the we February 7 - 11 2005. Those interested in attending in person or via telecommunications should contact Liddy Nevile.

Background

Funders of scientific research are increasingly attentive to the management of scientific data so that the full value of research investments can be realized and preserved. Doing so requires attention to the description and structure of datasets and to vocabularies for supporting data preservation, reuse, and repurposing.

The DCMI Science and Metadata Community is a forum for individuals and organizations to exchange information and knowledge about metadata describing scientific data (data methodologically collected for research, analysis, tracking, forecasting, and other uses). The Community focuses on metadata challenges specific to scientific data curation, and solutions that will benefit from the architecture and global reach of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

The central challenges include:

An initial deliverable of the group includes a survey of existing standards and metadata elements used to describe datasets, which will form the basis for community discussion and a work agenda to be initiated at DC-2009.


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