Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Metadata Registry, ISO/IEC 11179

  • Raymond K. PonEmail author
  • David J. Buttler
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_907


MDR; Metadata repository


ISO/IEC-11179 [10] is an international standard that documents the standardization and registration of metadata to make data understandable and shareable. This standardization and registration allows for easier locating, retrieving, and transmitting data from disparate databases. The standard defines the how metadata are conceptually modeled and how they are shared among parties, but does not define how data is physically represented as bits and bytes. The standard consists of six parts. Part 1 [5] provides a high-level overview of the standard and defines the basic element of a metadata registry – a data element. Part 2 [7] defines the procedures for registering classification schemes and classifying administered items in a metadata registry (MDR). Part 3 [4] specifies the structure of an MDR. Part 4 [6] specifies requirements and recommendations for constructing definitions for data and metadata. Part 5 [8] defines how administered items...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Manfred Jeusfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.IITUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden