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Metadata Standards Directory Working Group

Presenter 1
Alex Ball
Inter-university Consortium for Polical and Social Research (ICPSR)
Presenter 2
Jane Greenburg
Inter-university Consortium for Polical and Social Research (ICPSR)
Presenter 3
Keith Jeffery
Inter-university Consortium for Polical and Social Research (ICPSR)
Presenter 4
Rebecca Koskela
Inter-university Consortium for Polical and Social Research (ICPSR)

The RDA Metadata Standards WG (MSWG) is comprised of individuals and organizations involved in the development, implementation, and use of metadata for scientific data. The continued proliferation and abundance of content driven metadata standards for scientific data present significant challenges for individuals seeking guidance in the selection of appropriate metadata standards and automatic processing capabilities for manipulating digital data. A collaborative, open directory of metadata standards applicable to scientific data can help address these challenges. A directory listing metadata standards applicable to research data will be of tremendous benefit to the global community facing data management challenges. Previous efforts provide evidence of this need, although these undertakings were not intended to be collective, sustainable directories. Discipline-specific metadata efforts have led to duplicative work because of the lack of communication across communities. The RDA Metadata Directory can begin to address these limitations. The RDA's global platform and cross-disciplinary reach, combined with the capacity to leverage social technology, can support the development of a community-driven and sustainable RDA Metadata Directory. This presentation will demonstrate the latest version of the MSWG prototype directory and discuss the use cases collected for the various ways this directory can be used.

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