Luxembourg - 1-2 December 1997
Workshop Report - 10. Recommendations for further work
The workshop identified a number of actions that could be taken to promote the use of Dublin Core, including the following:
- There needs to be clarity about the version control and the maintenance of Dublin Core. The Dublin Core group, addressed through the mailing list META2, will be asked to give a clear statement about this.
- Further pilot projects should be started to further develop experience, test out the issues and help realise a critical mass of Dublin Core metadata. The European Commission and national bodies like National Libraries might have a role to play by encouraging the provision of Dublin Core metadata in documents, e.g. in project deliverables and electronic documents in the national deposit.
- The interest and requirements existing in Europe warrant the establishment of a European group of implementers discussing the practical issues of implementing metadata in general and Dublin Core in particular. The Luxembourg Workshops, such as this December 1997 one, and a second one scheduled for mid-1998, could develop into a regular series.
- The liaison with other groups concerned with metadata, such as the CEN/ISSS working group on Metadata for Multimedia Information (MMI), should be established to ensure applicability and interoperability of metadata as widely as possible and cover the needs of a wide range of communities.
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