Catalogues help administrations find reusable resources (e.g. services, data, software, data models). Various types of catalogues exist, e.g. directories of services, libraries of software components, open data portals, registries of base registries, metadata catalogues, catalogues of standards, specifications and guidelines. Commonly agreed descriptions of the services, data, registries and interoperable solutions published in catalogues are needed to enable interoperability between catalogues.
Reference Doc: Revised EIF