OWMS is a Dublin Core Application Profile. It is specific for information objects within the domain of the Dutch public sector and allows in its turn to create more specific standard for information types within that domain by creating content models. The ranges of the metadata properties are specified in terms of the Dublin Core Abstract Model. Property values can be specified as pointers to concepts in the OWMS Ontology. The OWMS Ontology contains URI's for organizations, information types, themes, geographic enitities and others. The aim of OWMS is to define a metadata standard that enables disclosure and findability of on-line public sector information in the Netherlands Define an ontology that enables public and private parties to select, filter and recombine government information to the need of their customers.
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