Mapping the metadata registry environment

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Preliminary report on a survey of the current state of the art for metadata registries, present developments, the range of use cases that have arisen, and the interoperability needs for registry developers.

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Mapping the metadata registry environment

  1. 1. Metadata Registries Survey <ul><li>Distributed Tuesday, July 14 </li></ul><ul><li>Open until Midnight, July 31 </li></ul><ul><li>2 sets of questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registry developers / admins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registry users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 sections of questions </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  2. 2. 5/6 Sections of Questions <ul><li>General Intro (forked) </li></ul><ul><li>Registry Contents (forked) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Details (forked) </li></ul><ul><li>Registry Policy (forked) </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination (forked) </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-registry Interoperability </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  3. 3. Distribution Channels <ul><li>DCMI General List </li></ul><ul><li>DCMI Registries Task Group Members </li></ul><ul><li>DCMI Registries Community List </li></ul><ul><li>code4lib listserv </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata Librarians listserv </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  4. 4. Distribution Channels (Cont) <ul><li>W3C's linked data list </li></ul><ul><li>NKOS List * </li></ul><ul><li>XMDR Working Group * </li></ul><ul><li>CENDI Image Metadata Task Group * </li></ul><ul><li>* Courtesy of Gail Hodge </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  5. 5. Preliminary Results <ul><li>Very Preliminary </li></ul><ul><li>15 Completed of 51 Partial Responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24 Involved in Registry Admin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Not Involved in Admin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50 % (6 of 12) reported registry contents over 1000 entries </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  6. 6. Represented Registries <ul><li>Oxford Vocabs and Taxonomies </li></ul><ul><li>DCMI's New Zealand Mirror </li></ul><ul><li>STScI (astronomy) </li></ul><ul><li>OCLC Terminology Services </li></ul><ul><li>6 Others </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  7. 7. Other Institutions <ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Ex Libris </li></ul><ul><li>National Univ. of Ireland, Galway </li></ul><ul><li>Baylor Univ. </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 12 Others </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  8. 8. Software Availability <ul><li>1 Commercially Available Registry </li></ul><ul><li>5 Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>4 May be Released </li></ul><ul><li>2 No Plans to release </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  9. 9. Registry Contents <ul><li>Contents based on 7 responses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% Contain Vocabs and Thesauri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>57% Contain Metadata Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>43% RDF Properties / Classes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 of 12 Multilingual </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Demand from Users is for Metadata Terms </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  10. 10. Missing Components <ul><li>Export vs Viewing Data </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest vs Manually Add Content </li></ul><ul><li>Content Negotiation </li></ul><ul><li>XML versus RDF </li></ul><ul><li>Linked Data </li></ul><ul><li>Version Control </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
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  13. 13. Interoperability Scenarios <ul><li>1. Publish Change Sets via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>2. Thin Registries by query or by reference </li></ul><ul><li>3. OAI Harvestable Content </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>Linked Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTTP URIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desirable to End-Users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Registries indicate as a next step </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishing of Changesets as feeds </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop
  15. 15. Thanks! <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>212.998.2479 </li></ul><ul><li>Please Consider Participating! </li></ul>2009-07-24 Harper - Registry Community Workshop

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