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Created: 09 JUN 99

Third Metadata Workshop

Luxembourg, 12 April 1999

Third Metadata Workshop


AGORA Project, funded under the UK eLib programme, aiming to provide an open, standards based platform for distributed, mixed-media information management as well as a framework for end-user-oriented services and an infrastructure which can be scaled up to provide the backbone for national access to distributed collections (the Distributed National Electronic Resource)
BIBLINK Telematics for Libraries project, linking publishers and National Bibliographic Services for electronic exchange of metadata between publishers and National Bibliographic Agencies
CEDARS CURL Exemplars for Digital ArchiveS, project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee through the eLib programme in the UK
CEN European Committee for Standardisation
CEN/ISSS European Committee for Standardisation - Information Society Standardisation System
CIS Common Information System, a collective solution for copyright management in the digital age
CURL Consortium of University Research Libraries
DanBib Danish union catalogue for public and research libraries
DanZIG Danish Z39.50 Implementation Group
DC Acronym for Dublin Core
DC-TAC Dublin Core Technical Advisory Committee
Desire Telematics for Research project addressing the needs of research users in the context of a European information network based on the World Wide Web (WWW)
DFG German Research Foundation. DFG is the central public funding organisation for academic research in Germany German Research Foundation. DFG is the central public funding organisation for academic research in Germany
DG XIII Directorate General XIII of the European Commission.
See also:
DNS Domain Name Services
DOI Digital Object Identifier
DSEP Deposit System for Electronic Publications
DSig Digital Signature Initiative of the world wide web consortium
Dublin Core Dublin Core is a 15-element metadata element set intended to facilitate discovery of electronic resources
EC European Commission
EDIFACT Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport
eLib UK Electronic Libraries Programme established by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) aiming to engage the Higher Education community in developing and shaping the implementation of the electronic library.
GDZ Göttingen Digitization Center
HTML Hypertext Transfert Protocol
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
IETF The Internet Engineering Task Force
IFPI the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
ILRT Institute for Learning and Research Technology
IMS Instructional Management Systems Project, an investment membership of academic, commercial and government organisations developing a set of specifications and prototype software for facilitating the growth and viability of distributed learning on the Internet
INDECS Interoperability of Data in E-Commerce (Info2000 project) - is an international collaborative project which seeks to develop a framework of metadata standards to support network commerce in intellectual property. It began in November 1998
INDOREG INternet DOcument REGistration, project to clarify some fundamental questions concerning bibliographic
control with Danish Internet Documents)
INFO2000 INFO2000 aims at stimulating the emerging multimedia content industry to recognise and exploit new business opportunities - DGXIII programme
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
ISSN International Standard Serial Number
ISWC International Standard Work Code
JISC Joint Information Systems Committee, UK committee to stimulate and enable the cost effective exploitation of information systems and to provide a high quality national network infrastructure for the UK higher education and research councils
MARC Machine-Readable Cataloging, a short and convenient term for assigning labels to each part of a catalogue record so that it can be handled by computers
MMI CEN/ISSS Workshop on Metadata for Multimedia Information
MPEG7 Multimedia Content Description Interface standardising descriptions for audio-visual content
NBN National Bibliography Number
NEDLIB Telematics for Libraries project - Networked European Deposit Library (Development of the Deposit System for Electronic Publications)
NISO U.S. National Information Standards Organization. Develops and promotes technical standards used in a wide variety of information services
OAIS Open Archival Information System
PICS Platform for Internet Content Selection
PURL Persistent Uniform Resource Locator
RDBMS Relational Database Management Systems
RDF Resource Description Framework, specification currently under development, designed to provide an infrastructure to support metadata across many web-based activities
RFC Request For Comments, written definitions of the protocols and policies of the Internet - IETF equivalent of a standard
ROADS UK project funded under the eLib programme, Resource Organisation And Discovery in Subject-based services
RTD Research & Technological Development
STM Scientific Technical and Medical
TAP Telematics Applications Programme
Telematics for Libraries The Libraries sector of the Telematics Applications Programme
TKAY Automation Unit of Finnish Research Libraries
UKOLN The UK Office for Library and Information Networking, a national centre for support in network information management in the library and information communities.
UPC Bar Code The UPC (Universal Product Code)
URL Uniform Resource Locator
URI Uniform Resource Identifiers
URN Universal Resource Name
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
XML Extensible mark-up language (is a data format for structured document interchange on the Web)

European Commission 
DGXIII Telematics for Libraries 
Contact: Concha Fernandez de la Puente

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