A Method for the Development of Dublin Core Application Profiles (Me4DCAP V0.1): A Description

Mariana Curado Malta, Ana Alice Baptista


This paper is framed in a research in progress project that has as goal the
development of a method for the development of Dublin Core Application Profiles (Me4DCAP). The development
of the first version of Me4DCAP has been published and it is in process of evaluation. This paper
describes in detail Me4DCAP V0.1, showing the sources used to justify its design. Me4DCAP
was based in a Design Science Research methodological approach. Me4DCAP has as starting
point the Singapore framework for Dublin Core Application Profiles (DCAP) and the Rational
Unified Process; and integrates also knowledge from: (i) software development processes and
techniques, focusing on the early stages of the processes that deal with data modeling; and from
(ii) the practices of the metadata community concerning DCAP development. Me4DCAP
establishes the way through the DCAP development. It establishes when activities must take
place, how they interconnect, and which artifacts they will bring about; it also suggests which
techniques should be used to build these artifacts.

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