Open Data services are working hard on the new registry for 360Giving data, and at the same time they are working on 360Giving metadata.
what is metadata?
Metadata is information about the data, or data about the data. It helps data users to understand what’s in the file and how to use it. It’s usually short pieces of information, and differ between files. For example - file format is metadata, contact person for queries about the dataset is metadata as well.
What are we working on?
360Giving already had some metadata content (see the metadata branch in the standard), but we are now working with some publishers and testing how the metadata scheme should look. We are trying to make it easy to use - adding a tab to a spreadsheet or schema to JSON (see more about it here).
You can see our proposed metadata schema and make comment on this thread. We should look at it to discuss change to standard as version 1.1.
@stevieflow, please add to this thread and correct me if I made an error in my description.
@davidkane, @alexvanvliet @lindah @NSmithSportEngland and @Wasim - have a look and let us know if you have questions. This is still work in progress, but I thought it is better to update about it now.