The European Commission’s ISA program has opened the public comment period for the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) until February 6, 2012.

The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a common way to describe semantic interoperability assets including metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies and code lists. By better documenting semantic assets, the interoperability of eGovernment initiatives will benefit. ADMS will be a key element of the upcoming federation of semantic asset repositories in Europe.

A multi disciplinary group of 43 people worked on the current draft of ADMS. You are invited to view their work by downloading the ADMS specification here. Feedback is collected on the ADMS Forum. All feedback is appreciated.

Melody K. Smith

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