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Request for Comments

At the caDSR Content Group meeting on January 11, 2010, the following draft mission statement was presented. The purpose of the mission statement is to document the goals of the group for 2010 and to develop a list of tasks that could be undertaken to achieve the goals. Members of the group were asked to contribute to the development of the mission statement and task list by providing suggestions for additions or changes to this draft.

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Please review the draft mission statement and provide comments by January 28, 2010.

Content Group – Planning for 2010 – Mission Statement and Activities

Mission Statement Bullets

  • Encourage user community participation in development of well-formed metadata
  • Focus on maintenance and harmonization
  • Develop business rules and best practices to guide metadata development and encourage use of common approach to metadata development across communities
  • Share curation methodologies and strategies across the curator community
  • Provide use cases for tooling enhancements to support community
  • Support development and implementation of data standards

Types of Tasks

  • Encourage user community participation in development of well-formed metadata
    • Draft a Mission Statement
    • Redefine the roles and responsibilities of Content Administrators
    • Updated Content Administrators/Curators list
    • Continue development of Content Group wiki pages
    • Improve communication resources/methods for dissemination of information about content group decisions and recommendations
    • Provide updates from user community members at monthly meetings
  • Focus on maintenance and harmonization
    • Continued clean-up of caDSR building blocks - Object Classes, Properties, Representation Terms
    • Report metrics to demonstrate progress in clean-up and harmonization
    • Reduce redundancy by review and retirement of content, such a orphaned metadata
    • Provide requirements for identification of the best content to reuse for construction of other metadata or inclusion in applications
  • Develop business rules and best practices to guide metadata development and encourage use of common approach to metadata development across communities
    • Document the metadata processes for development of metadata content for CRF and UML models - similarities and difference; draft a workflow?
    • Review business rules and best practices for full lifecycle of caDSR content; develop guidance for metadata developers (checklist?)
    • Continue to document best practices for metadata content, such as using ISO 21090 datatypes, how to communicate the unit of measure to be used, specification of the order for qualifiers, identification of preferred concepts, maintenance of word lists, enumerated value domains for UML modelers, and ???
  • Share curation methodologies and strategies across the curator community
    • Develop tutorial on how to find good content
    • Develop tutorial about using cgMDR and Bulk Loader
    • Develop a refresher course to update curators on new tools, methodology, and rules
    • Document requirements for searching and identification of reusable metadata content
    • Develop checklists to support common tasks
    • Review current training and preceptor guidelines
  • Provide use cases for tooling enhancements to support community
    • Documentation of business rules and best practices that are encoded in tools
    • Provide requirements for tools that support identification and reuse of well-formed, preferred metadata
    • Identify different user 'view points' and document requirements for tools that support a range of user types
  • Support development and implementation of data standards
    • Identification of new data standard candidates
    • Review of data standards from the user community
    • Development of guidance on usage of data standards

 

 

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