From Julie Allinson, JISC Digital Repositories Support Officer, UKOLN:
"… [we are to] develop a Dublin Core Application Profile for describing scholarly publications (eprints) held in institutional repositories. This work is being undertaken within the JISC Digital Repositories programme and is being coordinated by Julie Allinson (UKOLN, University of Bath) and Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation). A small working group has been assembled and will meet in early June to begin work".
Objectives the working group is developing:
- a Dublin Core application profile for eprints of research papers;
- any implementation / cataloguing rules, that might be necessary to support functionality offered by the search service, such as fielded searches of the metadata or indexing the full-text of the research paper;
- a plan for early community acceptance and take-up, bearing in mind current practice.
Further informations on JISC's Application Profile Wiki.