Standards are requirements, which are intended to establish a common understanding of the meaning or semantics of data. They will be build of sets of vocabulary terms which can be used to describe resources for the purposes of discovery.
MOD-CO will develop a namespace schema or contents standard, providing certain specifications for its implementation into applications. Schema(s), standard(s) should enable data exchange between data storage structures. Furthermore the schema(s) should be based on vocabularies established in the MOD-CO context as well as on existing third-party thesauri.