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MSDI Framework Stewards/Leads Workshop

  • 02/04/2010
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Lewis Room, Colonial - Red Lion Hotel, Helena, MT

MSDI Framework Stewards/Leads Workshop

When:  Thursday, February 4, 2010; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Where:  Lewis Room, Colonial - Red Lion Hotel, Helena, MT

Purpose:  Develop best practices, standards and guidelines for MSDI Stewardship.


  • What do you see as the technical infrastructure (e.g., portal, web services, etc.) necessary to manage and deliver your framework layer?  What do you see as the political/organizational barriers to accomplishing your goals?
  • How should the technical requirements of theme stewardship “drive” policy issues?  How should policy drive the technical infrastructure?
  • How do we better interact/communicate?
    1. Between stewards/leads
    2. With users
    3. With the GIO and MLIA Council
  • How should framework layers and services be identified in the Portal?
  • What are the minimal requirements for Montana Framework themes?

    1. Consistent state-wide data
    2. Data Standards
    3. Metadata
    4. Maintenance Program/Plan
    5. Portal Registration
    6. Distribution Plan/Mechanism
    7. Service link or support
    8. Other

  • What type of services should be required of theme stewards?

    1. Projections
    2. Caching
    3. Metadata
    4. Web Services
    6. Other

  • What and how to report at the Intermountain in April?


Identification of MSDI Framework Themes “Best Practices”, potential policy issues for the MLIA Council, and preparation for reporting to MAGIP members at the April 2010 Intermountain Conference.

**There will two open opportunities for public comment/input; morning and afternoon.

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