Managing Content Types

One of the core principles of the DILCIS Board is that the number of available Content Information Type specifications is not limited, and that the Board actively calls for and supports the development of additional Content Information Type specifications by the wider community.

The main principles for maintaining the (growing) environment of Content Information Type specifications are as follows:

  • there shall be no limitations to who is allowed to propose additional Content Information Type specifications;
  • the Board is responsible for establishing reasonable guidelines and quality requirements for Content Information Type specifications, and publishing these on the website;
  • the Board has the responsibility and mandate to manage a registry of available Content Information Type specifications which meet the guidelines and quality requirements;
  • the Board does by default NOT take ownership of and have responsibility of maintaining any externally created Content Information Type specifications;
    • However, Board members are allowed to propose new Content Information Type specifications to be taken up among the products maintained by the Board if these are in the general interest and scope of the DLM Forum and its members;
    • If such a proposal is made, it is voted upon within the Board and ultimately agreed upon or declined by the DLM Forum Executive Committee.
  • For each proposed Content Information Type specification the Board nominates a responsible Board member who shall be responsible for validating the specification in regard to the compliance to guidelines and quality requirements set by the Board
    • The Board member can in turn nominate willing working group members to carry out the task
  • The validation shall be carried out within two months since a new Content Information Type proposal has been received;
  • The Board reserves the right to remove from the registry any Content Information Types which are found to not meet the guidelines or quality criteria at a later point in time, are not used in the community or have been replaced by newer specifications covering the same content type.


Please note that the detailed guidelines for Content Information Type specifications are currently being developed. Please check back soon for further details!

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