- an attempt to discover what users and depositors require from a Core Element set
- created jointly by AHDS and UKOLN to
- resolve AHDS’ immediate problems
- explore the wider issues of cross–domain, interdisciplinary, distributed resource discovery.
- Dublin Core used as reference set, but
- participants examined both where it failed to meet their needs and where it offered more than required
- DC was not seen as a replacement for other standards.