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On 4 April 2016, ADMS Application Profile for Joinup (ADMS-AP) version 2.0 has been released. The application profile of ADMS aims to extend the use of ADMS for the description of other types of interoperability solutions, meaning solutions covering the political, legal, organisational and technical interoperability layers defined by the European Interoperability Framework.

In December 2015, the ISA Programme of the European Commission started to review the latest version of the ADMS. Finally, version 2.0 of the Asset Description Metadata Schema Application Profile for Joinup (ADMS-AP) has been published in April 2016, based on experience gained with the version 1.0.

 

Background

The Asset Description Metadata Schema, version 1.00 was developed on 2011-2012 by the ADMS Working Group following the Process and Methodology for Developing Core Vocabularies under the European Commission's ISA programme. It was reviewed by representatives of the Member States of the European Union, publishers of Public Sector Information (PSI), and by other interested parties. ADMS was published as a Working Group Note by the Government Linked Data Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The ADMS namespace document is published by W3C, generated from the associated Resource Description Framework (RDF) schema.

In 2013, an extended ADMS specification was developed as the ADMS Application Profile for Joinup. This application profile aimed to extend the use of ADMS, originally envisaged for the description of semantic interoperability assets, to also support description of other types of interoperability solutions, covering the political, legal, organisational and technical interoperability layers defined by the European Interoperability Framework.

From implementation experience with the Application Profile in the years since 2013, it became clear that a revision of the original ADMS-AP was necessary to streamline the specification and to modify some of its elements.

 

Scope of the revision

The resulting Application Profile, version 2.0 of ADMS-AP, tries as much as possible to remain backwards compatible with ADMS-AP 1.0. Exceptions are possible where elements of ADMS-AP 1.0 were not used or in cases where changes were considered to be necessary.

At the same time, ADMS-AP 2.0 aims to be, as much as possible, interoperable with the general DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe, DCAT-AP version 1.1, with the objective to make it easy to share descriptions created under ADMS-AP 2.0 with data portals, such as the European Data Portal that are able to process DCAT-AP 1.1.

 

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