CERIF in Practice Workshop
December 9, 2011 4 Comments
I attended the (ARMA UK) CERIF in Practice workshop on Wednesday (7th Dec) and had interesting conversation with Keith Jeffrey from euroCRIS about what sort of information we should attach as metadata to our data in order to maximise its discoverability and utility and he suggested an interesting 3 level taxonomy.
1. The top level relates to the Discoverability of the Resource and could be based around the 15 Dublin Core elements
2. The second level is contextual and essentially covers the elements in cerif (notably; outcomes – publications, patents etc, funding; research council grant, person; project team members, organisation- Uni, collaborators.
3. Finally a specific level giving the minutiae.
This is quite appealing as we already collect much of the information in the first two levels through our current systems (MyProjects, e-prints and MyImpact) so the main additional input we’d be requiring from the academic would be at the third level.