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Metasearch Initiative - TG2 - Collection Description

  Group Description  
Content providers (publishers, database providers) must be able to communicate information about the collections they offer in a uniform way. Task Group 2 on Collection Description is working with other organizations examining this problem to produce:

  • A list of data elements needed to describe a collection;

  • A document containing guidelines for maintaining and exchanging collection information;

  • Recommendations on further steps needed, including development of best practices, implementation guidelines and formal standards.