ISO/IEC DIS 11179-7
Information technology - Metadata registries (MDR) - Part 7: Metamodel for data set registration
|Publication Date:||12 December 2018|
|ICS Code (Automatic identification and data capture techniques):||35.040.50|
ISO/IEC 11179-7 provides a specification for an extension to a Metadata Registry (MDR), as specified in ISO/IEC 11179-3, in which metadata that describes data sets, collections of data available for access or download in one or more formats, can be registered. Since a set can contain a single element, this specification will also allow the recording of metadata about a single data value.
The registered metadata provides information about the data set that includes the provenance and the quality of the dataset.
The specification in ISO/IEC 11179-7, together with the relevant clauses of the specification in ISO/IEC 11179-3, provides the ability to record the following data set metadata:
• One or more unique identifiers for the data set.
• The designation or title of the data set.
• A definition or description of the data set that provides sufficient detail to enable a user to quickly understand whether this data set is of interest.
• The date the data set was issued and, if appropriate, the date that subsequent versions of the data set were, or will be, issued.
• The access level and rights associated with the data set.
• The provenance of the data set, ie, information about the place and time of the origin of the data set, its ownership and the method of the generation of the set.
• A set of keywords or tags that help to explain the data set.
• The language or languages used to describe the data set.
• The temporal and spatial coverages of the data set.
• The accrual periodicity of the data set, ie, the frequency at which new, revised or updated versions of the data set are made available.
• The details of the distributions of the data set, including the identifier, the title, a description, the media type or file format, the size, the issue date, languages, access level and rights and access and download URLs.
• Annotations drawn from a concept system, such as an ontology, to describe the theme or category of the data set or the collection of data sets.
• Details of any contexts, such as a programme, project or business area that use the data set.
• Details of any quality assessments made in respect of the data set.
• Any additional descriptions of the data set, including:
• Any data elements that are already registered that are included in the data set.
• Any information models that describe the structure of the information in the data set.
• Any documents which describe aspects of the data set, such as technical information about the data set and/or developer documentation such as a graphical representation of the data model of the data set.
• Details of any superset/subset hierarchies containing the data set.
• Details of any replacement data set if this data set is superseded.
• The details of any collection of data sets of which this data set is a part, including the identifiers, the designation or title, a definition or description, issue dates, languages, access level, rights, the spatial coverage, the provenance and any quality assessments of the collection.