This page features controlled lists suitable for populating metadata associated with national and local government resources. All lists are built on the same XML framework. Each is presented as an XML resource and presented in multiple other formats for both manual inspection and machine reading. Mappings between lists are also published. Each local government list is supported through the esd-toolkit and by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All lists are supported via the online forums in which esd-toolkit, the Local e-Government Standards Body and other projects participate. These forums can be accessed via normal esd-toolkit login or by login at http://www.esd-toolkit.org/integratedforums/: (Use the register option if you are not already registered through a participating organisation - you do not have to be a local government officer to use some forums.)
The list developed by the Local e-Government Standards Body and the LAWs Project in co-operation between the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Cabinet Office e-Government Unit to define the subject matter of public sector resources according to a common vocabulary. It combines the content of the GCL (Government Category List), LGCL (Local Government Category List) and seamlessUK taxonomy, which it is intended to supersede. The list is provided as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject' element.
Views of the list published by the Office of the e-Envoy to act as a controlled vocabulary for populating the mandatory 'subject.category' element of metadata for all government electronic resources. GCL is published in the standard format for local government controlled lists in order to support mappings from the Local Government Category List. Official GCL resources are published at: http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/schemasstandards/gcl.asp.
Views of the metadata standards published by the Office of the e-Envoy to define how metadata should be applied to government resources. eGMS is published in an XML format which extends the XML model used by local government controlled lists (see above). The raw XML version of eGMS distinguishes elements required for Web purposes so as to support rendering of LAWs guidance on each relevant element.
Notes provided by the CRM national project (see www.crmnp.org) for local government use of e-GMS are also published here.
A draft list from the LAWs Project of audience types (or 'profiles') suitable for defining the types of citizen to whom a service or local government resource is relevant. The list extends that given at http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/searchresult2.asp?docnum=680, with audience profiles identified while building the Local Government Category List and when defining profiles for Local Government Service List services. The list is proposed for consideration as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'audience' element and its 'mediator' refinement.
A list defining categorising businesses by sector. The list was developed by the Working With Business (WWB) national project for use within the business descriptor of WWB software. It is similar in structure to the draft list issued by the Small Business Service and other lists used by local government initiatives that WWB reviewed. Migration to one list with SBS support is proposed. The list may be used as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject.category' element for business related resources (in addition to Government Category List values). Business categories are mapped to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and to Local Government Service List services.
The list developed by the LAWs Project to define the subject matter of local government and related community resources according to a common vocabulary. The list builds on the work of the prior APLAWS project and has been refined following extensive dialogs with users. The list is provided as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject.category' element. It also offers 'lower level' terms to make it suitable for powering search engines and populating 'subject.refinement'. Category terms are mapped to Government Category List terms and to Local Government Service List services.
This Local Government Classification Scheme is published on behalf of the Records Management Society of Great Britain, Local Government Group. It has been issued to support local authorities in the areas of Data Protection, Freedom of Information and the Local Government Act. Its objective is to promote improved records management practices within local government.
Additions and improvements planned include the following:
1. FOI exceptions guidance
2. Classifications that might normally expected to be vital records will be flagged
LGCS will be built integrated with esd-toolkit.
The list defining the generic structure of a UK local authority, also known as esd-toolkit's 'core tree'. Local Government Service List services are mapped to directory terms so that information on services may be presented in esd-toolkit (and elsewhere) in a structure that reflects an authority's own organisation. The structure may be modified to match a particular authority within esd-toolkit. The LGDL structure may be viewed as a possible local authority intranet 'drill-down' navigation hierarchy in the same way as LGCL provides a possible Internet navigation hierarchy.
The list defining type of interaction (publish information, make a payment, etc) supported by a resource. At its highest level LGIL corresponds with the interaction types used by the Best Value Performance Indicator (BVPI) 157 in measuring local authority e-enablement of services. Some interactions are further broken down to more accurately reflect detailed interactions. It is anticipated that the list will be further refined to support quite specific electronic interactions conducted through middleware using these standards. LGIL is provided as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject.interaction' element/refinement proposed by LAWs.
The list providing a standard browse navigation structure for Local Authority Web sites. LGNL was developed by the West London Alliance of local authorities as part of their Poly Hierarchal navigation System (PHS).
Also known as esd-toolkit's "PID List", LGSL is a mature list defining UK local authority citizen facing services. A 'process' may be viewed as a combination of a service and an interaction type (see LGIL above). esd-toolkit measures electronic service delivery for each process and provides resources related to each service. LGSL is provided as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'subject.service' element/refinement proposed by LAWs. LAWs has published generic Web content (given here) for each service, which can be personalised through esd-toolkit. Services are mapped to LGCL and LGBCL categories.
A draft list from the LAWs Project of types of resource, often seen as 'document types'. The list extends that given at http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/searchresult2.asp?docnum=679, with types identified while building the Local Government Category List. The list is proposed for consideration as a 'scheme' for populating the e-GMS 'type' element.