Re: URI Revised charter proposal

Lorcan Dempsey (
Fri, 7 Jul 1995 18:47:09 +0100 (BST)

Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 18:47:09 +0100 (BST)
From: Lorcan Dempsey <>
To: "Ronald E. Daniel" <>
Cc: Chris Weider <>,,
Subject: Re: URI Revised charter proposal
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On Fri, 7 Jul 1995, Ronald E. Daniel wrote:

> Chris Weider expressed an opposing view when he said:
> * I agree completely that this is an urgently necessary task. Cecilia
> * Preston and others working on the CNI White Paper on Metadata have already
> * done a lot of this work; perhaps they could be persuaded to help out on 
> * this project.
> For what it is worth, I would like to see such an informational
> RFC produced, but not as part of the URI-WG. Stu Weibel is setting
> up a bar-bof for metadata. I suggest that at that bof we talk
> about a more specific charter for a metadata working group. This
> sort of informational RFC could be one of the products that group
> is chartered to develop, along with recommendations for use of
> metadata on the Internet.

We would be very interested in such a Group, and would 
welcome the opportunity to contribute to its work.

In this context 'we' is the ROADS project, a nationally funded UK
initiative which is developing a common platform for
several subject-based resource discovery services being supported as
part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme 

See <URL:> for more info on ROADS.

UKOLN will also be doing more work in this area.

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