The Metadata Survey Report
summarizes the outcomes of a survey organized by the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre in
Spring/Summer 2006 on the current availability and characteristics of online metadata for data sets.
It offers statistics on standards used, search protocols, accessibility, etc.
The survey announcement is at: http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/metadata_survey/
and the survey results (19 pages) is at: http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/reports/INSPIRE_Metadata_Survey_2006_final.pdf
Some excerpts from the summary:
“The survey revealed that:
These findings indicate that organizations understand the necessity of providing and organizing metadata in a way that is compliant with international standards, accessible through the Internet and increasingly made available in more than one language.
The survey results will provide an input to INSPIRE Metadata and Network Services Drafting Teams.”