Announcing the New Open Metadata Registry

As of this week, the familiar NSDL Regisry has a new name–the Open Metadata Registry–and a new logo. The name change reflects the fact that we’re no longer receiving funding from the National Science Foundation on behalf of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL), but also recognizes that the Registry has become one of the leaders in providing open, stable tools for those building infrastructure for the Semantic Web.

As part of this change, we’re joining our colleagues at JES & Co. as a project under their umbrella, as well as bringing current users and partners together in an Open Metadata Registry Consortium to build a sustainable plan for moving the Open Metadata Registry forward. Please watch for additional announcements and an expansion of the new look for our pages. If you’d like more detail on the Consortium, please contact Diane Hillmann at metadata dot maven at gmail dot com.

July 20, 2010