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Australian Government Metadata Dr Renato Iannella DSTC Australia 6th Dublin Core Workshop Washington DC, USA, 2-4 November 1998.

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1 Australian Government Metadata Dr Renato Iannella DSTC Australia 6th Dublin Core Workshop Washington DC, USA, 2-4 November 1998

2 Australian Government Locator Service zSingle Seamless Entry Point yAcross all Jurisdictions/Agencies yAcross all Levels of Government zAdopted Dublin Core + 2 ymetadata only (not like GILS) zQualified DC based on: ycore of various other proposals yneeds of Australian Government stakeholders

3 Plus Two zAvailability yLocator Scheme - Resource Delivery yNon-Digital Resources yEg: Postal Address, Phone Numbers, etc... zFunction yGovernments provide functions yThesauri will be source for Function xEg: Strategic Management - Customer Service yLink to Govt record keeping regimes

4 Example Qualified AGLS zCreator, Publisher, Contributor, Availability yPersonalName yCorporateName yJurisdiction xCommonwealth, NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, ACT, Tas, WA, NT yContact y yX.500 xGOLD Directory zType yItem yCollection y+ Fixed List of values zRelation yPartWhole yVersion yReference yBased yRequires

5 AGLS Resources/Testbeds zAGLS Homepage: yhttp://www.naa.gov.au/govserv/agls/ zBusiness Entry Point yhttp://www.business.gov.au/ zQueensland Government Pilot yhttp://purl.org/dstc/hotmeta

6 HotMETA - Qld Pilot Stats z78 Web Sites (Depts) z14,327 URLs z2,415 DC (17%) z188 AGLS (1.4%) z DC records per capita!

7 And the Survey Says... z17 Responses zRecords Scratch = 44,403 zRecords Legacy = 836,300 ymost auto generated zTime (ave) = ~11 mins/record zDC 1.0 = 8 Projects zDC 2.0a = 9 Projects z0.05 DC Records per Capita!

8 And the Survey Says... zBuild md creation into publication process yMotivations for Authors to supply metadata yDont rely on Authors providing good metadata zDont fudge DC - add local tags zDifficult finding controlled vocabulary that is relevant to users zLack of desktop Tools and sharing implementation experience

9 Other Issues... zItem V Collection zType yDifferent Types - Beyond the Document yEg: An online Govt service xpay a bill zDate yStill not sure which date! yConfuse with admin date yDoes it work for a service? yStress Date.ValidTo is important

10 Random Issues zSubject yTo what level? zFor Cultural Community yWhat to put into Creator zTitle - where to put series titles zDo you change the Metadata? yGovt Agency (publisher) changes name… yChange metadata? What about searchers?

11 DC6... zStrong message to community for DC 2.0 yworkplan and deliverables to achieve 2.0 standard yshort period of time yversioning


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