The meeting was convened by Chair C. Chambers.
The agenda and the report of the previous meeting were approved.
The project is continuing.
An example set of XML documents - posted to the SC-06-06 document site in the subdirectory, �XML example� were discussed. It was felt that this work would be better handled by SC-03-06 where this could be combined with other, similar, work being carried out there.
It was noted that such XML examples could not usefully be handled as simple PDF documents; as XML work in progress they needed to be displayed flexibly using some form of XML viewer or editor.
A structure for work to address both archive metadata and operational metadata, functionally and technically, was discussed. The issues this raised were then considered in the context of work being carried out within various AES standards groups. The Secretariat suggested that the working group might wish to produce a technical report on the development of metadata structures within our industry. It was suggested that the EBU P/META schema needs to be studied closely and the framework it describes could be developed within this group. The data content and descriptions (Metadata dictionary) might be better handled by SC-03-06. It should be remembered that the current Metadata dictionaries being developed within SMPTE tend to be rather specific to broadcast [television?]. The work in AESSC should probably bring in the Music industry to develop a more general dictionary. A formal liaison with the group carrying out metadata work within MPEG was suggested.
Chambers pointed out that the working group does not currently have sufficient resource to carry out much of the detailed work required overall and cooperation with other groups would be required.
The next meeting being held in conjunction with the AES 114th Convention in Amsterdam, Netherlands.