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Metadata standards for Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory Version 1.0

Creator:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)

Subject Keywords: Metadata standards, Information, Knowledge
Catalogue: Service Frameworks & Standards
Type: Standard
Region: All-island
Description:

A key objective of Ireland and Northern Ireland’s Population Health Observatory (INIsPHO) in the Institute of Public Health is to increase awareness, access and use of health information and health intelligence on the island. Amongst other activities, it does this by identifying, collating and documenting knowledge resources needed to support evidence-based public health policy, planning and practice. The observatory’s website (http://www.inispho.org) is a key element of its strategy to making these more widely available.Metadata (“information about information”) is a term describing the set of details used to catalogue a knowledge resource such as its title, its creator or subject. Metadata standards define what details are to be recorded and how they are to be recorded. They are vital pieces of the infrastructure that enables knowledge resources to be described, managed, accessed, retrieved and shared. They also support the co-ordinated development of health information infrastructure, knowledge management and the health intelligence function.

Date:

03/07/2005

DOI:

10.14655/749069-817586

Rights: © IPH
Suggested citation:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). (2005) Metadata standards for Ireland and Northern Ireland's Population Health Observatory Version 1.0 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/817586 [Accessed: 15th November 2019].

  

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Institute of Public Health
 
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