Metadata Standards Rebecca Elwick, Knowledge Management Policy

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Metadata Standards


Rebecca Elwick

Knowledge Management Policy and Library Services

Rebecca.Elwick@Communities.gsi.gov.uk

0207 944 6173 [GTN 3533 6173]


Objectives


1.
To understand what metadata standards
are

2.
To explore the need for metadata
standards

3.
To discuss metadata standards in the UK
public sector


What are Metadata Standards?


Standardised

descriptions of
information items …



… in a
structured

record …




… with a
consistent

format





Standards: Why use them?

What You Can See



Photo

Amphitheatre



What You Can’t See

Location

When it was taken

Publisher, who has the IP rights

Title

Interesting trivia

Subject

Metadata standards address three main
concerns:


1.
Efficiency of retrieval

2.
Management of information

3.
Interoperability



Metadata Standards


1.
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

2.
e
-
Government Metadata Standard
(e
-
GMS)

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative



The original need


The original standard


ISO 15836


15 Core Elements


Title




Creator

Subject



Description

Publisher



Contributors

Date




Type

Format



Identifier

Source



Language

Relation



Coverage

Rights

e
-
Government Metadata Standard (e
-
GMS)


Why does the UK public sector need a
metadata standard?



Efficiency, sharing and re
-
use


Electronic records management
systems


Legislative requirements


Transformational Government
objectives



From Dublin Core to e
-
GMS



DC as foundation of e
-
GMS


e
-
GMS developed to recognise
government needs


Mandated by e
-
Government
Interoperability Framework (e
-
GIF)


e
-
Government Unit, Cabinet Office


e
-
GMS elements


Title



Creator


Addressee

Subject


Description

Aggregation

Publisher


Contributor

Audience

Date



Type


Disposal

Format


Identifier


Location

Source


Language

Mandate

Relation


Coverage

Preservation

Rights


Accessibility

Status






Digital signature




Mandatory

Creator Date Subject Title


Mandatory if applicable

Accessibility Identifier Publisher


Recommended

Coverage Language


Subject Element and the Integrated Public
Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)



3,080 preferred terms and 4,843 non
-
preferred terms


Hierarchical tree structure (interactive
search feature)


Future Developments & Maintenance Principles


E
-
Government Unit endeavour not to:


Remove any elements or refinement (if
removal is unavoidable, a warning will be
given by deprecating a term first)


Rename any elements or refinements


Add new elements that could contain values
contained in the existing elements



Summary


e
-
GMS in the UK public sector…



Enables the identification of individual
documents


Assists in the retrieval and management of
documents


Fosters interoperability between different
systems


Useful Resources


GovTalk

http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/


e
-
Government Interoperability Framework Version 6.1

http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/schemasstandards/egif_document.asp?d
ocnum=949


e
-
Government Metadata Standard Version 3.1

http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/schemasstandards/metadata_document.
asp?docnum=1017


Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)

http://www.esd.org.uk/standards/ipsv/

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Dublin Core Metadata Initiative

http://dublincore.org/






Any Questions?