Building a Disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory

A J Ball, Sean Chen, Jane Greenberg, Cristina Perez, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    253 Downloads (Pure)


    The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Metadata Standards Directory Working Group (MSDWG) is building a directory of descriptive, discipline-specific metadata standards. The purpose of the directory is to promote the discovery, access and use of such standards, thereby improving the state of research data interoperability and reducing duplicative standards development work.

    This work builds upon the UK Digital Curation Centre’s Disciplinary Metadata Catalogue, a resource created with much the same aim in mind. The first stage of the MSDWG’s work was to update and extend the information contained in the catalogue. In the current, second stage, a new platform is being developed in order to extend the functionality of the directory beyond that of the catalogue, and to make it easier to maintain and sustain. Future work will include making the directory more amenable to use by automated tools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2014
    Event9th International Digital Curation Conference - Omni Hotel, San Francisco, USA United States
    Duration: 24 Feb 201427 Feb 2014


    Conference9th International Digital Curation Conference
    Country/TerritoryUSA United States
    CitySan Francisco


    Dive into the research topics of 'Building a Disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this