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This first stable release can be used for productive environment.
Additionally we reworked the documentation and help pages for development and installation:
The DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) has published the results of the user survey on the metadata support of DSpace. The results have shown that there is a need for readjustments based on the Dublin Core Metadata scheme, which is the most relevant for the DSpace user. The DCAT has pointed out several toDo’s for the DSpace Developers and community:
The coordination of the metadata of a Repository for a set standard is often hard to handle. The possible variations in one single element are enormous and the adjustment repeatedly ends in an immense detail work. Often the adjustment starts with the basic question, which element needs to be adjusted. Validators are giving help, they are comparing metadata of a repository in question with a metadata standard to show existing conflicts.
The Project OA-Netzwerk has developed a validator for the AIP OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) on the basis of the validator of the
The "Resource Description and Access"(RDA) has recently detached the "Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules" as standard for the cataloguing of library-related materials. But there is still the need to talk about implementation and performance of the new standard. Two information events will inform about RDA in November.
The DMCI/RCA Taskforce of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative holds the webinar The RDA Vocabularies: Implementation, Extension, and Mapping on 16.11.11. The online event will present the current status of the review process of the metadata standard and will point out the requirements for application profiles. Speaker will be Diane Hillmann, partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates and co-chair of the DCMI/RDA Task Group. The webinar with costs will be take place at the 11/16/11 at 1pm ...