IMMC Core Metadata

IMMC Core Metadata, within the context of the Interinstitutional Metadata Maintenance Committee (IMMC), is defined as: the minimum set of metadata elements relative to the legal decision making process, to be used in the data exchange between the institutions involved and the Publications Office.

In accordance with this definition:

  • an extension set has been defined for optional and institution-specific metadata elements;
  • participating institutions have also agreed upon the transmission protocol to be used.

The Management Committee of the Publications Office, in its meeting held on 2011.07.08, adopted the IMMC proposal on standardisation of metadata:

Decision of the Management Committee of the Publications Office - Normalisation des métadonnées
Annex I - Minimum set of metadata for legal information
Annex II - Proposal for metadata governance on interinstitutional level

IMMC governance procedure

The IMMC, in its plenary meeting on the 15th October 2015, adopted the latest revised version of its governance procedure:
Procedure IMMC (in French)

IMMC Core Metadata exchange protocol – Technical specifications

Specific versions IMMC 2

Specific versions IMMC 2 decoupled

Specific versions IMMC 3

Specific versions IMMC 3 decoupled

Beta versions

Specific versions IMMC 2 beta

Specific versions IMMC 2 decoupled beta

Specific versions IMMC 3 beta

Specific versions IMMC 3 decoupled beta

Documentation

The documentation for each major version of the IMMC Core Metadata schema, which applies to all domains, is available in the following links:

IMMC 2 documentation

  • Core Metadata Schema Documentation
  1. About the Core Metadata Schema
  2. Elements
  3. Extension mechanism

IMMC 3 documentation

  • Core Metadata Schema Documentation
  1. About the Core Metadata Schema
  2. Elements
  3. Extension mechanism