Shirley, the NSDL team at Cornell (through Diane) are making such crosswalks and pointers to such crosswalks available to various communities at large. So once such cross-walks are complete, they can be "published" for wide use thus promoting interoperability..
-----Original Message----- From: Shirley Moore [mailto:address@hidden Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:45 AM To: address@hidden Cc: address@hidden Subject: Re: [Standards-general] Re: [Collections-group] metadata for dynamic learning objects
Looks like we'll need to do a crosswalk for the BIDM to the Dublin Core anyway for our project, so we can make it available to anyone who wants to use it.
Shirley Moore Active-Netlib project
On Wed, 16 Jan 2002, Diane I. Hillmann wrote:
listSusan, Mimi, et al.:
I've taken the liberty of copying this comment to the standards-general list, in hopes of bringing in some of the metadata-aware folks on that
into this conversation.
I found Susan's reply very interesting and took a look at the links she suggested, which seemed perfectly relevant to the question posed. One concern I had was that Mimi's question ended with the phrase, " ... in the
NSDL context," and I wanted to attempt a bit of an addendum to Susan's answer based on some concerns I see buried in this exchange.
While the metadata options Susan mentions may be a good fit for Mimi's collection, this does not necessarily mean that it is automatically so "in
everyonethe NSDL context." NSDL will be built based on a metadata repository expecting to process a limited number of metadata formats (I refer
needs.to the recently published paper in DLIB Magazine for more details: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january02/arms/01arms.html ). In order to assure that the metadata that Mimi's project creates can be exposed to potential users via the NSDL, there needs to be some planning, somewhere, to make sure that there is a way to crosswalk the metadata into the NSDL metadata lingua franca (Dublin Core). Choosing a standard format, as Susan has suggested, makes far more long-term sense than making something up, and I commend Mimi for going the extra mile to find a standard that suits her
On the other hand, the BIDM is not now one of the standard formats that
NSDL is expecting to process routinely (information on those formats is at
NSDLthe NSDL Metadata Resources Page, at: http://220.127.116.11/NSDLMetaWG/IntroPage.html ). Does that mean that Mimi shouldn't use it? No, but it means that Mimi, or anyone else using a format not already listed needs to make some extra efforts to make sure that the format they're using "natively" will be usable as well by the
follows:Metadata Repository, preferably BEFORE it comes time to import their records into the repository. How to do that? My suggestions are as
1. Get in contact with the body maintaining the standards, and see if they
already have a crosswalk to Dublin Core; 2. If they don't, suggest that it would be really great if they could create and support one. Tell them why; 3. If they won't, find some other users and see if anyone has already done
prettya crosswalk; 4. If they haven't, let the metadata mavens on the Standards and Metadata Workspace know that you need some help (preferably via the Standards-general mailing list: address@hidden)
Keep in mind that the CI group at Cornell, currently engaged in building the Metadata Repository and associated software and processes, has a
full plate right now, and any efforts you make towards a recognizable metadata format with an already existing DC crosswalk will pay off, big time, for us all.
At 10:03 AM 1/14/2002 -0700, Susan Jesuroga wrote:
> Mimi, > > I don't have a specific answer to your question, however there is an > NSDL
> collections project that is organizing numerical software for science > and
> engineering. They are using the IEEE standard for software metadatacalled
can> BIDM (basic interoperability data model.) Might be worth getting some > input from these folks since their focus is also in reuse. > > The PI is Jack Dongarra (address@hidden) at the U. of Tennessee, > Knoxville. Some background info on the tools used in the project is at > http://www.dlib.org/test-suite/netlib.html and info on the BIDM > standard is at http://www.nhse.org/RIB/bidm.html > > I've taken the liberty to CC Prof. Dongarra on this email to see if we
> get a conversation going about the best way to resolve your questionabout
> parameter initialization metadata. > > Susan > > > *^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^*^* > Susan Jesuroga > Technical Project Liaison > UCAR Central Office > NSDL Core Integration > http://comm.nsdlib.org/ > address@hidden > 303-497-2942 > > > > > --On Friday, January 11, 2002 4:43 PM -0700 Mimi Recker > <address@hidden> wrote: > >> hello, >> >> please excuse me if this has been discussed; i just joined the list. >> >> we have a small collection of math education applets (the MATTI >> collection at Utah State University) for which we are creating >> metadata. >> >> One functionality we would like to support is the ability to store >> parameter initialization values for these applets (or other kinds of >> dynamic web objects (flash, director, applet...)) so that users could >> emded these inline into a web page. >> >> A kludgy solution is something like: >> metadata field name: "inline html" >> metadata value: "<applet ...param values...>" or "<embed ...>" or >> "<object ...>" >> >> Can anyone propose a standard solution to this thatt works in the NSDL >> context? Thanks, >> >> -- >> mimi recker >> dept. of instructional technology >> utah state university, logan, ut, 84322-2830 >> http://cc.usu.edu/~mimi/ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Collections-group mailing list >> address@hidden >> http://lists.comm.nsdlib.org/mailman/listinfo/collections-group
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