RIOXX: the pragmatic development of a metadata application profile

The AIMS team is pleased to announce the webinar “RIOXX: the pragmatic development of a metadata application profile”.

This webinar will cover the development of a metadata application profile called RIOXX. It is open for information management specialists, librarians, software developers and other interested people.


Developed by Paul Walk and colleagues at EDINA, RIOXX is designed to provide a mechanism to help UK institutional repositories comply with the national funders' requirements for reporting on open access outputs from public funding. RIOXX focuses on applying consistency to the metadata fields used to record research funder and project/grant identifiers and is designed to support the consistent tracking of open-access research publications across scholarly systems.

The development of RIOXX has emphasised the importance of implementation, and has therefore involved software developers closely, even borrowing some software development practice such as continuous, automated testing of deployed 'feeds' of RIOXX records. This webinar will briefly examine some of these novel approaches to metadata profile development.


29th September 2015  - 11:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)


Paul Walk has been working in library and IT related services in the higher education sector in the UK since 1993. For much of that time his role has been to manage the development of software and systems to meet institutional and, more recently, national and international requirements. Between 2006-2013, Paul worked at UKOLN, then based in the University of Bath, where he was involved in directing a range of work support research and development in information management.

In 2013, Paul joined EDINA at the University of Edinburgh as Head of Technology Strategy and Planning. EDINA develops and manages a range of data services in support of research, teaching and learning, primarily in the UK higher and further education sectors. He has also recently become Chair-elect of the Governing Board of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

Paul continues to maintain a particular interest in the practical development of metadata 'application profiles'.

How to join

The session is open to anyone but places are limited. If you are interested to attend the webinar, send an e-mail to [email protected], containing the following information:

  • your name
  • your affiliation
  • your role
  • your country

System requirements

Once you have requested to attend the webinar, you will receive an e-mail confirming your place with an URL access. Make sure that:

  • you have good internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3. If in doubt, go to Checking system requirements of the web conferencing programme Adobe Connect.


This webinar is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations , CIARD and Agro-Know