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European Commission seeking comment on ADMS

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:56:57 +0000
Message-ID: <4F0C0B69.2000105@w3.org>
To: "eGov IG (Public)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
CC: "Max Dekkers ADMS" <adms@makxdekkers.com>

On behalf of the European Commission's ISA programme [1], I am pleased 
to announce that the Public Comment period for the Asset Description 
Metadata Schema (ADMS) is now open until 6 February 2012 (inclusive).

About the Asset Description Metadata Schema
The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a common way to describe 
semantic interoperability assets including metadata schemas, controlled 
vocabularies and code lists.

Better documenting semantic assets can help improve interoperability of
eGovernment initiatives across Europe, and possibly beyond.  ADMS will
also be a key element of the upcoming federation of semantic asset
repositories in Europe. Please consult the ADMS brochure [2] for further 

The current draft of ADMS was elaborated in the second half of 2011 by a 
multi disciplinary working group of 43 people, from 20 different Member 
States and the US. This work was based on earlier work in 2010, by a 
Working Group with representation from 17 EU member states, several EU 
institutions and the US.

How can you help?
You are invited to:

1. Download the ADMS specification from the Joinup platform [3]; and
2. Comment on the ADMS specification by:
   - Using the ADMS Forum [4] (registration required [5]); or
   - Sending an e-mail to the ADMS editor, Makx Dekkers:

*Please indicate in your comment as precisely as possible to which part 
of the specification your comment applies.

What happens with your feedback?

1. All comments will be registered in an issues list that will be
    discussed by the Working Group in early February.
2. Resolutions of those issues will be shared on Joinup [6], and will
    lead to a final version of the specification that will be submitted
    to the European Commission for endorsement by the EU Member States.
3. In Q2 and Q3 2012, the specification will be tested in a pilot
    implementation with four existing repositories. The results of that
    pilot will also be shared with the wider community through Joinup.

Your contribution is important to us. Thank you in advance for your help.


[1] http://ec.europa.eu/isa
[3] http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/adms/release/08
[5] https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/user/register
[6] http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/


Phil Archer
W3C eGovernment

Received on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:00:12 UTC

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