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This webinar is part of the NISO/DCMI Joint Webinar Series

Metadata for Public Sector Administration

October 30, 2013
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

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About the Webinar

One key challenge for e-Government programs around the world has been the lack of easily accessible information about the metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies, code lists, and other reference data that provide interoperability among a broad diversity of data sources.

The Asset Description Metadata Schema was developed for exchanging information about such "interoperability assets". The schema was developed with support from the European Commission with the objective of facilitating interoperability across eGovernment programmes in Europe, but it is already proving its usefulness in a wider context, for example to describe
specifications maintained by DCMI and W3C. One key implementation of ADMS is in a federation of semantic asset repositories on the Joinup server.

Libraries that collect government information will benefit if such information is based on a set of commonly used schemas, vocabularies and code lists, making it easier to aggregate information from multiple sources. This webinar introduces the ADMS schema and discusses examples of its implementation.


Makx Dekkers has been the editor in the development and consensus process for ADMS. He is an independent information professional who has been working in areas of information management, metadata and interoperability for more than three decades. After a career start in library and information networking and international cooperation, he became the Managing Director at DCMI in 2001, a position he held until 2011. Since then, he has been involved with projects concerning interoperability in the areas of Open Government Data and Public
Sector information.

Stijn Goedertier has been working since 2010 as a contractor for the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administration (ISA) Programme of the European Commission. His interests include digital public services, administrative processes, and semantic interoperability. Since 2011, he has been closely involved in the development and promotion of the e-Government Core Vocabularies and Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) together with public administrations and standardisation organisations in Europe. In that context, Stijn was also responsible for the design and operation of the federation of semantic asset repositories on Joinup. Stijn is also a manager at PwC Technology Consulting where he focuses on Information Management. He has a Master degree in Business Engineering and a PhD in Process Mining. 


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Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $95.00 (US and Canada)
    • $109.00 (International)
  • DCMI Member
    • $109.00
  • Non-Member
    • $125.00 (US and Canada)
    • $149.00 (International)
  • Student (US and Canada)
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on October 30, 2013. Cancellations made by October 23, 2013 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.

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