Introduction to metadata initiatives of interest to CESSDA and Service Providers
The content of this report is intended for CESSDA SPs, aspiring CESSDA members, CESSDA MO, and anyone interested in the topics in general and in the metadata work of CESSDA in particular. The report is supposed to provide information for current CESSDA SPs and aspiring CESSDA SPs on the initiatives relevant for CESSDA’s metadata work, and guidance for SPs for their general considerations on the quality and possible upgrades of their metadata. Furthermore, the report will provide information for the public and display information on what is essential for CESSDA concerning the metadata work and how CESSDA interacts with and reflects relevant metadata initiatives. Additionally, this report is intended to provide recommendations for strategic decisions on CESSDA’s metadata developments and a knowledge base that allows easy and grounded decision-making.