Our input from Muppet Labs aside…
Over the past few months the Metadata and Ontologies working group has been developing a schema and input standard for the wiki Data Census. Feedback from course instructors, other working groups and OCDF participants has helped us to begin re-designing the interface for metadata entry for the data census.
Next steps will include evaluating the schema and testing the effectiveness of the interface. We will be asking for feedback and advice so that this process is more than looking at existing records. Collaboration will make it possible to start thinking of ways metadata that describes OOC datasets can support discovery, use and evaluation of these datasets so that varying kinds of replication can occur.
How will a blog help with this process? Hopefully this blog will be a way to articulate some of the Metadata and Ontologies working groups projects so that collaboration and feedback from other OCDF participants is open and ongoing.