Interested parties are invited to evaluate a recent addition to our portfolio of KOOLTools. The NSDL (National Science Digital Library) Metadata Registry is an online (and optionally local) application for creating and sharing metadata schemas and associated structured vocabularies. The application aims to provide services to developers and consumers of controlled vocabularies and claims to be one of the first production deployments of the RDF-based Semantic Web Community’s Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS).
Interoperability and reduction of duplicate effort are the key objectives. The NSDL Metadata Registry describes its mission thus:
“Building on work in the Dublin Core community on metadata registries, we propose to develop and deploy an NSDL metadata registry (hereafter, “the Registry”) to enable collection holders creating metadata for their collections and various applications that generate, consume and process metadata to identify, declare and publish their metadata schemas (element/property sets) and schemes (value spaces/controlled vocabularies) in support of discovery, reuse, standardization and interoperability within NSDL and globally. We proposed to accomplish this task by building on existing work within the communities focused on metadata management issues including the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and researchers in networked knowledge organization systems.”
Further information is available on the NSDL Metadata Registry site.
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