Nordic Metadata is funded by NORDINFO. It's tool set includes a metadata template and user guides to it, a metadata-aware version of the Nordic Web Index (which is on it's way of becoming a European Web Index) and DC->MARC converter. These tools are relatively mature, but development work is still continuing. All of our main aims have been fulfilled, but some minor things (like making the DC->MARC converter table-driven) can not be accomplished in this project.
Danish INternet DOCument REGistration (INDOREG) project is managed by the Danish Library Center. The project intends to clarify some fundamental questions concerning bibliographic control with Danish Internet Documents. It is focused on the following areas in particular: Inclusion criteria, registration method and metadata, PURL and publication of registrations (for more information, see the project report available at http://purl.dk/rapport/html.uk/).
Another relevant Danish initiative is Netpublikationer, in which Dublin Core -based metadata is added into State official publications published in the Web.
Sweden, Norway and Finland do not yet have national initiatives like INDOREG, but there are strong local or regional projects. These have in some cases been born around subject based information gateways (one example is NOVA, Nordic SBIG for agricultural sciences and forestry), while other initiatives aim at enriching research reports and dissertations published in the Web with Dublin Core metadata.
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