INSPIRE Knowledge Base

MMI-DC

Description
Organisation: 
CEN ISSS MMI-Dublin Core Workshop
Acronym: 
MMI-DC
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Workshop objectives The Dublin Core has become an important part of the emerging infrastructure of the Internet. Many communities are eager to adopt a common core of semantics for resource description, and the Dublin Core has attracted broad ranging international and interdisciplinary support for this purpose. The MMI-DC Workshop has succeeded in establishing itself as a recognised player in relation to metadata from a Dublin Core perspective, and plays a visible role in the promotion of a Dublin Core based metadata set as a common core to applications that use metadata. Through its liaisons, the MMI-DC Workshop plays an important role in bridging various communities. The Workshop offers the opportunity to assist a co-ordinated approach towards metadata within the European Union, by establishing, at a cross-sector level and in support of existing and future European (IST and other) projects, an open forum in which metadata standards related issues get addressed. The detailed objectives are as follows: - to be a European forum where an overview of various sectoral metadata approaches is kept; target sectors include Education and Training, Geographic Information, Government, Libraries, Cultural Heritage, Statistical/Social Science, Multimedia; - to give visibility to metadata activities taking place in Europe and at a global level; - to offer a forum to IST projects and other projects within Europe to explore the value of metadata, in particular Dublin core, for their project (and vice-versa); - to offer a forum where various (European) metadata initiatives can come together, exploring possible synergies; - to monitor ongoing important developments (European and global) related to metadata (DCMI, W3C, ) with the objective to give user advice where required; - to co-ordinate input to development of specific requirements for Europe; to provide guidance on the use of Dublin core.
Formal Mandate: 
European Commission
Mandate: 
Information discovery is what Dublin Core metadata "data about data" are all about. The Dublin Core metadata element set, for years the leading de facto standard, has during 2003 also obtained a formal recognition of its leading role through its publication as IS 15836. Internationally, work resides within the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI). The MMI-DC Workshop, at the European level, provides an open forum in which Dublin Core metadata standards related issues get addressed. The Workshop's activities are complementary to the work done within the international DCMI context. The workshop has already tackled issues such as eGovernment and GI Metadata though crosswalking with ISO 19115. The Workshop will go on to develop more in these areas of metadata and seeks close colaboration with other metadata domains to ensure interoperability
Activities: 
The Workshop finalised a number of CEN Workshop Agreements and reports: CWA15244 - General guidance for the deployment of Dublin Core metadata (to supersede CWA 13988: 2003) CWA15245 - EU eGovernment Metadata Framework (see also CWA14859 and 14860) CWA15246 - Guidance for the deployment of the EU eGovernment Metadata Framework (see also CWA14859 and 14860) CWA15247 - Guidance for the deployment of Dublin Core metadata in Corporate environments CWA15248 - Guidelines for machine-processable representation of Dublin Core Application Profiles CWA15249 - Guidance for naming, versioning, evolution and maintenance of element declarations and Application Profiles A report identifying of metadata issues enabling support for accessibility and mulitlinguality - download final report Recent Deliverables: CWA14855 - Dublin Core Application Profile guidelines CWA 14856 - Guidance material for mapping between Dublin Core and ISO in the Geograpic Information domain CWA 14857 - Mapping between Dublin Core and IS 19115, "Geographic Information : Metadata" CWA 14858- Dublin Core Spatial Application Profile CWA 14859 - Guidance on the use of metadata in eGovernment CWA 14860 - Dublin Core eGovernment Application Profiles Early deliverables: CWA 13874: endorsing Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Version 1.1 is now withdrawn now that it has been published as ISO 15836 The metadata observatory that was developed by WS/MMI-DC during 1999-2001 is no longer maintained. Its contents will be integrated into the MetaGuide at the State and University Library Gottingen, Germany. CWA 13988: 2003 containing "Guidance on use of Dublin Core in Europe" These CWAs can also be downloaded from the MMI-DC CWA download area Note: the name MMI-DC comes from the fact that this Workshop was the successor of the MMI Workshop (Metadata for Multimedia Information) which was active in the period 1998-1999 and which dealt with metadata more generally.
Membership: 
CEN is made of of all CEN member states. MMI-DC membership is on the following address http://www.cenorm.be/cenorm/businessdomains/businessdomains/isss/activity/wsmmi.asp
Comments: 
While CEN member states cover a larger geographical area that the EU. MMI-DC tries to ensure that a global perspective is taken on all its activities for both future proofing and ensuring the best of activities are taken into account.
Typology: 
Regional
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe
    Metadata, eGovernment, Accessibility
    Societal Sector
    All
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    CWA14855 - Dublin Core Application Profile guidelines CWA 14856 - Guidance material for mapping between Dublin Core and ISO in the Geograpic Information domain CWA 14857 - Mapping between Dublin Core and IS 19115, "Geographic Information : Metadata" CWA 14858- Dublin Core Spatial Application Profile CWA 14859 - Guidance on the use of metadata in eGovernment CWA 14860 - Dublin Core eGovernment Application Profiles
    Environmental application domains
    eGovernment metadata
    Primary Business
    Creating of CEN WOrkshop Agreements CWA
    INSPIRE Data Themes
    User