INDECSInstituto de Estudos e Projetos em Comunicação E Cultura (Portugese)
INDECSInteroperability of Data in E-Commerce Systems
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The INDECS metadata model is built on three entities: people, creations, and agreements.
It is the expansion of bibliographic families into the digital environment that led the developers of INDECS to declare that "stuff is complex" and to have as their primary goal a sophisticated system of authority control for data at all levels of the work model.
The INDECS model is designed to support at least five different types of interoperability:
INDECS identified a core group of initiatives where metadata standards are being developed and where the need for interoperability will cross the barriers identified above.