Session 1.6 fostering interoperability of european qualifications: the qualification data repository (qdr)
Fostering Interoperability of European Qualifications:
The Qualifications Data Repository
Agis Papantoniou, Honza Forster
12 September 2017
The scene and the players
• Member States publishing their data to QDR, which are then
imported by ESCO and LOQ (Europass in the future):
Member State A
Member State B
Private Awarding Body
Member State B
Behind the scenes
• The publishing process is straightforward
• What’s not shown though
—Players involved in the publishing process >1
—And they all “talk” and publish metadata about the same thing
· Normalization/harmonization in place (semantic annotation…)
• Distributed publishing!
• There’s more:
—Qualification (meta)data is/can be re-published
· Same qualification spans multiple countries – MS/Cisco/Oracle)
· Fake information (“Agis school of languages” – accredited, #not)
• (Meta)data de-duplication
• Member States open up their NQDs
—Map to EQF (so move towards a standardized way of metadata representation
• Existing standards, tackle distributed publishing?
• Semantic assets adequate to support semantic annotation?
—What about the tools for entity extraction?
• Provenance, Governance, Trust
—Affect (EIF) interoperability levels?
· Organizational, Semantic, Technical, Legal
• (Meta)data de-duplication!
—E.g. Access to Base Registries (under ISA2)
—Is it (in the end) about master data management?