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DCMI Science and Metadata Community

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Moderators: Alex Ball
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Jane Greenberg
SILS/MRC UNC
Jian Qin
SIS/Syracuse
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.

News and Announcements

DC-2010 Science and Metadata Workshop Meeting summary and presentations available
2010-12-17, The DC-SAM Community met in Pittsburgh at the DC-2010 Conference, on Wednesday October 21st. Workshop agenda and presenter slides, along with summary notes, are available on the DC-SAM Wiki.
Craig Willis serving as documentation coordinator for the DCMI Science and Metadata community

2010-12-17, Craig Willis, Metadata Research Center, Graduate Research Assistant, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has served as the documentation coordinator for the DCMI Science and Metadata community since August 2010, and will continue in this position in 2011. His contact information is: craig.willis (at) email (dot) unc (dot) edu.

DC-2009 Science and Metadata Community Meeting presentation available

2010-06-26, The DC-SAM Community met in Seoul at the DC-2009 Conference, on Tuesday October 13th. Slides presented at the meeting by co-moderator Stuart Weibel are now available.

DCMI Science and Metadata Community Wiki installed

2009-03-31, The DCMI Science and Metadata Community has installed a Wiki at http://purl.org/dc/science. The wiki is open to all community members, and will develop collaboratively. To access and contribute to the wiki, please select "create account" in the upper-right-hand corner. Community members may want to list their name under people. All pages are open, except the publications page; please send items to list on the publications page to "scarrier at email dot unc dot edu".

Sarah Carrier to serve as documentation coordinator for the DCMI Science and Metadata community

2009-02-10, Sarah W. Carrier, Metadata Research Center Doctoral Fellow, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will serve as the documentation coordinator for the DCMI Science and Metadata community. Her contact information is: scarrier (at) email (dot) unc (dot) edu.

Report of workshop at DC-2008

2009-02-10, Summary notes of the Berlin workshop Metadata for Scientific Datasets are now available.

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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Wiki

The DCMI Science and Metadata Community has installed a Wiki at http://purl.org/dc/science.


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