EDDI Conference System, EDDI15 – 7th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Introducing the CESSDA Metadata Management Project
Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen, Mari Kleemola, Anne Etheridge, Anne Sofie Fink Kjeldgaard

Last modified: 2015-11-16


This presentation will give the first glimpse of the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) Metadata Management project. The project plans to develop, promote and implement a standardised metadata design, content and practice for all CESSDA data assets. The result will be the CESSDA Metadata Standards Portfolio Version 1 that will become the standard for all Service Providers within CESSDA. It will encompass support for resource discovery, question banks, preservation and data access and help all Service Providers achieve the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) certification requirements related to metadata issues.

The Portfolio will be built mainly upon the DDI-Lifecycle standard, but it will also include elements from other relevant standards where appropriate. The model will be platform independent and designed in a way that enables the adoption of the Portfolio for past, present, and future CESSDA data assets. The Portfolio will also contain CESSDA Controlled Vocabularies for relevant metadata fields, taking into account and supporting the DDI CVG work. A procedure for extending and updating the Portfolio within CESSDA will be proposed as well.

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