and service provision
Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries (UK)
of this working group (corresponding to Minerva's work package WP4)
consist of supporting interoperability and the delivery of shared
services, by analysing, identifying and evaluating activities on
metadata, registries and schemes. As a result of this work, progress
can be made towards identifying a common framework for an information
environment that could be adopted across the Member States.
The issue of ensuring interoperability and specifying common services
will require discussion on mandatory standards, conformance testing
centres, agreed terminologies, common metadata schema, middleware
The need to ensure service delivery will also require the examination
of related issues, such as authentication, user profiles and IPR.
IPR is a particularly difficult issue and WP4 will examine factors
such as how rights can be assigned to or shared with funding bodies,
negotiated with licensing agencies, special provision be made for
free access for educational use or by the visually impaired, exploitation/commercial
rights for reuse, as well as other legal and regulatory issues,
such as privacy, data protection, freedom of information, security.
will analyse and compare national and international approaches,
activities, research and best practice concerning technical and
metadata standards, including linking with metadata requirements
for national inventories, collecting and proposing guidelines on
technical strategies and on implementation test-beds.
- May / June
- analysis of benchmarking tp identify projects / programmes aiming
to be interoperable.
- June - rapid
survey to identify technical approaches being developed.
- June - meeting
of UK partners of relevant EU projects to identify technical approaches.
- July - meeting
of expert group to review present situation.
- May - links
established with EMII-DCF project
(several partners in common, DD invited to be national expert).
- June - begin
Resource-funded IPR research project to identify potential framework
agreement with a UK Rights Collecting Society
(linked to EMII-DCF partner with specific responsibility for IPR).
(starting from month 6)
and communication tools for the working group
of existing work within member states
of five meetings of the working group