Forwarding this for info.
It was sent out with a word file attachement questionaire, I don't know
if it is possible to put that file in an accessible form (HTML, plain
text or PDF) on the web somewhere so that people can access it?
Word files are proprietary and not very interoperable!
On Tue 19-Aug-2003 at 10:02:48 +0100, Seb Schmoller wrote:
> Just got back from 2 weeks' leave.
> Yes, please forward the original posting to the DC list, assuming it
> had not reached it already.
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: BS8419 – INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN METADATA SYSTEMS
> > Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 00:52:21 +0100
> > From: Seb Schmoller <[log in to unmask]>
> > BS8419 – INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN METADATA SYSTEMS USED FOR LEARNING,
> > EDUCATION, AND TRAINING - CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE
> > We are working as consultants for the British Standards Institution
> > (BSI) on Parts 1 and 2 of a draft Standard entitled “BS8419 -
> > Interoperability between Metadata Systems used for Learning, Education,
> > and Training”, under the auspices of BSI’s IST43 “IT for learning
> > education and training” Committee.
> > Part 1 of BS8419 will:
> > 1. provide guidance for organisations that are creating application
> > profiles of international metadata systems for use in relation to
> > teaching, learning and assessment;
> > 2. include minimum core element sets and focus on application profiles
> > of the Dublin Core and the IEEE-LOM that are currently in use in the UK.
> > Part 2 of BS8419 will:
> > 1. focus on enabling data transfer between metadata systems to be as
> > automatic as possible;
> > 2. provide guidance on tools and methodologies that will enable
> > developers and implementers to maximise interoperability.
> > This questionnaire is one of the means by which we are consulting
> > interested parties so as to:
> > a. ensure that the draft Standard is based on consensus as to what is
> > needed;
> > b. encourage adoption of the Standard once it has been finalised.
> > The questionnaire is designed to elicit information and views from
> > organisations and individuals with experience in the e-learning and
> > metadata fields. Our priority is to get rapid responses rather than
> > comprehensive ones; and we are interested in responses from individuals
> > as well as from organisations. (We are aware that the questionnaire may
> > reach you by multiple routes, and also that it may reach different
> > people in the same organisation. In the latter case we would welcome
> > responses from several individuals in the same organisation.)
> > No response will be made public, and contact details which are supplied
> > by respondents will only be used for follow-up directly related to this
> > questionnaire.
> > How to respond
> > First, provide us with details about you and your organisation, in
> > Section A.
> > Secondly, complete Section B using your word-processor.
> > Thirdly, complete Section C, using your word-processor’s Highlighting
> > tool, and, if appropriate, inserting additional information text into
> > the Notes column.
> > Fourthly, let us know in Section D whether or not you want to provide
> > comments on drafts of Part 1 and Part 2 of the draft Standard, at the
> > end of September 2003 (Part 1), and October 2003 (Part 2).
> > Finally, return the form, as an attachment to an email, to
> > [log in to unmask]
> > (If as an alternative, you prefer to print the form, before or after
> > completion, and to return it by post, please send it to Seb Schmoller,
> > 312 Albert Road, Heeley, Sheffield S8 9RD,UK.)
> > Our working deadline for responses is 18.00 on Friday 29 August 2003,
> > and we will be contacting people to whom we have sent this questionnaire
> > directly by email on Friday 22 August to gently “chivvy” for a
> > response.
> > Thanks in advance for taking the time and trouble to respond.
> > Note. We have set up an email list to support work on the development
> > of the draft Standard between now and November 2003. You can join the
> > list from http://mail.k-int.com/mailman/listinfo/bs8419-public.
> > David Jennings, Ian Ibbotson, Gill Osguthorpe, Seb Schmoller & Neil
> > Smith, for BSI
> > 31/7/2003
Chris Croome <[log in to unmask]>
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