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DCMI Science and Metadata Community (fwd)

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:59:20 +0000
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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:47:15 -0500
From: Sarah Carrier <atomlattice@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: DCMI Science and Metadata Community

We are pleased to introduce the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative *Science  
Metadata Community*, and welcome participation from individuals and
organizations interested in all aspects of metadata relating to scientific

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 vocabularies to support 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.  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.

These challenges include:

       Canonical identification of datasets, critical for establishing
provenance, auditing value and use, and attracting social-networking
attention that will enhance their value.

       Better description of data and vocabularies, such that potential
users may more easily determine suitability for use and repurposing, as  
as ancillary applications such as rendering and interpretation

       Design and declaration of schemas to support reuse.

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.

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is an open organization engaged
in the development of interoperable online metadata standards that support  
broad range of purposes and business models.  To learn more, see:

To learn more about the *Science and Metadata* community, or to become

       visit the community website at:  http://dublincore.org/groups/sam/

       join the community electronic mailing list at:
An open workshop and meeting will be held at the 2009 International
Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, "Semantic
Interoperability of Linked Data," which will be held in Seoul, Korea (
http://www.dc2009.kr/), 12-16, October, 2009.  We encourage community
participation online via the mailing list for those who cannot attend.


Jane Greenberg and Stu Weibel, Moderators

Sarah Carrier, Documentation Coordinator

DCMI Science and Metadata Community

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Alistair Miles
Senior Computing Officer
Image Bioinformatics Research Group
Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
United Kingdom
Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
Email: alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865 281993
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