Project description

COSMOS is an accompanying measure (Cluster) of five projects of the European Union Framework 5 research programme. It has the following objectives:

  • to build better metadata repositories by exchanging ideas and experiences in using metadata systems for the individual projects
  • to identify a common set of metadata objects, with agreed definitions, attributes and methods
  • to implement a demonstration subset of these objects to show interoperability of the developed systems
  • to define a methodology for further developing this interoperability.

The Cluster will link with other concertation activities in the area and international standards bodies. To achieve these objectives, we aim to:

  • maximise the interchange between the key developers of the metadata models in each project
  • give an opportunity for all participating institutions to meet and exchange experiences
  • demonstrate the interoperability of the project outputs, while respecting the exigencies of each project plan.