It would perhaps be helpful to start the charter with a
statement describing the scope of the group in somewhat more
concrete terms -- what is "preservation metadata"?
A scope statement would help me understand to what extent the
group would want to discuss good-practice guidelines for using
resource descriptions based on DCMI terms (e.g., Dublin Core
application profiles) in a preservation context -- an activity
which would not seem to fall under the three points below.
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 10:42:44PM +0000, Andrew Wilson wrote:
> I know we have been a bit silent and we apologise for that. We now need to
> agree on the WG charter for sending to the Advisory Board for ratification.
> This group is a discussion forum for individuals and organizations
> interested in or implementing preservation metadata. The group will:
> 1. collect information on and review existing preservation metadata
> 2. investigate the need for domain specific preservation metadata
> schema (e.g. Archives, Libraries, Scientific Data), and
> 3. liaise with other global preservation metadata projects such as
> PREMIS, as appropriate.
> Chairs: Dr Andrew Wilson, National Archives of Australia
> Dr Heike Neuroth, G?ttingen State and University Library
> We welcome comments and suggested changes/additions to the Charter from all
> listmembers. Please send your comments to the DC-Preservation email list by
> the 8 April 2004. Following the comment period Heike and I will put the
> comments together and send the amended Charter to the list for approval.
> Thanks, and please don't be shy to tell us your thoughts.
> Dr Andrew Wilson
> Dr Heike Neuroth
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