JISC IE Metadata Schema Registry

Workshop 1: Tools for the IEMSR

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The JISC IE Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) project is developing a metadata schema registry as a pilot 'shared service' for the JISC Information Environment. The project is funded by JISC's Shared Services Programme, with UKOLN and ILRT, University of Bristol as the principal partners and CETIS and Becta supporting the work as 'contributing partners'.

The metadata schema registry (IEMSR) will provide services based on information about the metadata vocabularies used for resource description within the UK learning, teaching and research communities. The IEMSR aims to improve the disclosure and discovery of information on metadata terms and also on how those terms are deployed within applications. This should facilitate the re-use of existing solutions and reduce the duplication of effort, as well as contributing to improved semantic interoperability.

Metadata within the JISC IE is based largely on two key standards: the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) and the IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM) standard. The IEMSR will provide the JISC IE with a single point of referral for recommended schemas. It will allow various initiatives within the JISC IE to publish "application profiles" of these standards, making them available to others from a single point of access.

The Workshop

A workshop will be held in the Level 5 IT Training Room (L5.07) of University of Bath Library and Learning Centre on Tuesday 15 March 2004, from 10.00 to 16.00.

The Library
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY

[Campus Map]

The Library is at the centre of the campus, on the north side of The Parade. (Amenity No 1 on the campus map).

Coffee/tea breaks will be in the Claverton Rooms, Level 3, Building 2 West, on the south side of The Parade, opposite the Library. (2W on the campus map).

Lunch will be in the Wessex Restaurant, Level 2, Wessex House. ("Wessex" on the campus map).

If you arrive before 10.30 please go to the Claverton Rooms for coffee; if you arrive after 10.30, please go to the Level 5 IT Training Room in the Library.

If you require assistance in locating the Library or the Claverton Rooms, please contact the UKOLN Admin Office. Tel: 01225 386580.


The main aim of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to explore and evaluate the tools that the project is developing to create and disclose descriptions of metadata vocabularies and application profiles.

The workshop will:


As places are very limited, attendance at this event is by invitation only.


The provisional schedule for the day is as follows:


(Claverton Rooms)


10.30 - 10.45


Rachel Heery

10.45 - 11.20

IEMSR, the Information Environment and Metadata Application Profiles
[HTML] [Powerpoint]

Pete Johnston

11.20 - 11.30

Introduction to the IEMSR Web Site

Nikki Rogers

11.30 - 12.30

Practical Session (Web site)


12.30 - 13.30

(Wessex Restaurant)


13.30 - 13.45

Introduction to the IEMSR Data Creation Tool

Dave Beckett

13.45 - 15.00

Practical session (Data creation)


15.00 - 15.15

(Claverton Rooms)


15.15 - 16.00