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Selection Criteria for the Catalogue of Data Sources

Topic Report no. 5/1998 European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources

Ebbe Kvist

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Table of contents

Summary
1. Introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
ETC/CDS work
Stepwise approach
CDS users
Metainformation
The selection criteria project
2. Limitations
3. Methodology
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
Metainformation on the European level, - the very basic selection criterion
The demand and current use of information resources are the main selection criteria

Additional criteria
Scoring procedure
Different media used for real data
4. Proposed selection criteria
4.1
4.2
Discussion
Proposed selection criteria and scoring path
5 Consensus and Recognition
5.1
5.2
Recognition procedure
Results of the recognition procedure
6 Proposal for the first selection
6.1
6.2
Number of metainformation records per year and annual costs per country
Additional metainformation records of special interest
7 Delivery of metainformation
7.1
7.2
7.3
National submissions
EEA and ETC submissions
Quality control
8 Time frame for criteria impementation
9 Proposed further developements
Annex 1 Possible metainformation sets and proposed scoring
Annex 2 Examples of the use of the selection criteria path

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