DGXIII/E-4 organised a concertation meeting and workshop for projects and other interested people involved in developing and applying metadata for the classification of content relevant to libraries, museums and archives. The libraries sector took this initiative because of the original and innovative work carried out in the area instigated by the libraries community worldwide (such as the Dublin Core).
A first workshop of 1½ days was held in Luxembourg on 1 and 2 December, and contained a tutorial, project presentations and breakout sessions discussing various aspects. The specific objectives were to establish a platform for co-ordination between projects concerned with metadata in a broad sense, to raise awareness of developments in the standards arena and to stimulate feedback from the projects to the standards. We plan to hold a second workshop six months later to contain an update from the standards and reports from projects leading into discussion on solution scenarios.
Organised by the UK Office for Library and Information Networking. Topics covered included:
[Outline] [Full Tutorial]
For general information about Metadata: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/resources/
Commission service: DG XIII/E-4 Telematics for Libraries