Realising a Federation of Repositories of Reusable Metadata

Nikolaos Loutas, Stijn Goedertier, João Rodrigues Frade, Christophe Colas, Michiel De Keyzer, Debora Di Giacomo, Makx Dekkers, Vassilios Peristeras


Semantic assets and the agreements associated with them are essential elements for
organisations to understand the meaning of the information they exchange -- without them this information
would be of little use. In order to facilitate the access of public administrations in Europe to reusable
semantic assets, the Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations Programme of the
European Commission (ISA Programme) has been running for the last 3 years an action on syndicating content
from different semantic asset repositories and making it available through a single point of access. In
this paper we present the current state of the federation of semantic asset repositories on Joinup, namely
a set of online collections of semantic assets maintained by public administrations, standardisation
organisations and businesses, which currently counts more than 1500 semantic assets from 21 partner
organisations, described using the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS).