Meta Data Standards

For the fourth meeting of the new Meta Data SIG, we will be discussing various aspects of “Standards”, specifically as they relate to Meta Data. The format will follow those used in previous Meta Data SIG meetings.

The proposed format of the meeting is as follows:

Part 1) Introduction

From Paul Kraemer (moderator) – 10 to 15 minute overview of standards:

  • What are they?
  • How do they affect our lives?
  • Types of meta data standards (general)
  • List of meta data standards (specific)
  • Who is implementing them?

Part 2) Presentation from Standards Council of Canada

Speaker: Ray Gates, member of the Canadian Advisory Committee to Standards Council of Canada on ISO/IEC JTC1/SC32 Data Management & Interchange, and head of the Canadian delegation to, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC32/WG2 Metadata, the ISO/IEC working group responsible for metadata standards.

  • Brief background on SCC, SC32 and WG2
  • Motivation for Metadata Standards
  • Categories of Metadata Standards: Framework, Technology, Data Definition
  • Brief description of key meta data standards
    • ISO/IEC
      • ISO/IEC 10027 IRDS Framework
      • ISO/IEC 11179 Metadata Registries
    • others
    • Dublin Core Document Metadata
    • OASIS
      • ebXML
      • Standards metadata
  • OMG
    • MOF & XMI
    • Open EDI
  • W3C
    • XML Schema
  • Web Services
    • WSDL & UDDI
  • Who is implementing them?
  • How do they affect our lives?

Part 3) Panel discussion


  • The importance of standards
  • Implementing existing standards
  • Developing standards
  • Standards – advantage or hindrance?
  • Enforcing the use of Standards
  • Other topics?


Metadata Standards, Ray Gates


Mar 12 2003


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.