NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Public Sector Administration

PRESENTERS: Makx Dekkers & Stijn Goedertier
DATE: October 30, 2013
TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern (17:00-18:30 UTC) World Clock:



One key challenge for e-Government programs around the world has been the
lack of easily accessible information about the metadata schemas, controlled
vocabularies, code lists, and other reference data that provide
interoperability among a broad diversity of data sources.

The Asset Description Metadata Schema [1] was developed for exchanging
information about such "interoperability assets". The schema was developed
with support from the European Commission with the objective of facilitating
interoperability across eGovernment programmes in Europe, but it is already
proving its usefulness in a wider context, for example to describe
specifications maintained by DCMI and W3C. One key implementation of ADMS is
in a federation of semantic asset repositories on the Joinup server [2].

Libraries that collect government information will benefit if such
information is based on a set of commonly used schemas, vocabularies and
code lists, making it easier to aggregate information from multiple sources.
This webinar introduces the ADMS schema and discusses examples of its


Makx Dekkers has been the editor in the development and consensus process
for ADMS. He is an independent information professional who has been working
in areas of information management, metadata and interoperability for more
than three decades. After a career start in library and information
networking and international cooperation, he became the Managing Director at
DCMI in 2001, a position he held until 2011. Since then, he has been
involved with projects concerning interoperability in the areas of Open
Government Data and Public Sector information. 

Stijn Goedertier has been working since 2010 as a contractor for the
Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administration (ISA)
Programme of the European Commission. His interests include digital public
services, administrative processes, and semantic interoperability. Since
2011, he has been closely involved in the development and promotion of the
e-Government Core Vocabularies and Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS)
together with public administrations and standardisation organisations in
Europe. In that context, Stijn was also responsible for the design and
operation of the federation of semantic asset repositories on Joinup. Stijn
is also a manager at PwC Technology Consulting where he focuses on
Information Management..


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern (16:00 UTC) on October 30, 2013. Discounts are available for NISO
and DCMI members and students.

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Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

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