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Workshop for EU central banks?

Christine Sommo-FRBNY 19:50, 10 May 2007 (BST) Any plans to still do this?

Steven Bagshaw-BIS 08:42, 11 May 2007 (BST): Nothing I have heard. Maybe Timo and/or Marcello know more.

San 13:38, 11 May 2007 (BST) Couldn't this be part of the web conference we're hoping to have in Rome in the fall? If we have a day or two of actual presentations, we could offer an all day workshop in conjunction with the conference.

When should we involve others?

Paul Asman-FRBNY 16:20, 9 August 2006 (ADT) As we now have the draft specification in reasonable shape, we should all be trying to create RSS feeds that respect it, to see where it breaks down. As I understand the Roadmap, we have until the end of September to do this. At that point, we should be ready to go public and invite other central banks to join with us.

San Cannon-FRB 11:06, 10 August 2006 (ADT) Do we want to at least alert other banks to (possibly) solicit input? Or will too many chefs spoil the soup?

Timo Laurmaa-BIS 15:41, 10 August 2006 (ADT) Let us wait until end-September. Or, if we feel ready earlier, we could poll here for consensus. I have definitely planned to contribute more in the coming weeks, before going public.

Brent Eades-Bank of Canada 07:17, 16 August 2006 (ADT): This discussion brings a couple of related questions to mind:

Support: Once we have launched RSS-CB, I imagine we will need to provide support to colleagues at other banks who are trying to implement it but are having problems. Any thoughts as to how we would handle this?

My first thought is that, because the BIS will be the domain for the RSS-CB namespace, we might also want an '' e-mail address to which support queries would go. This would not mean that Timo was ergo responsible for answering all queries; I suppose we would want a mechanism whereby this responsibility was shared among us? Though I'm not sure how that might work in practice... thoughts?

"Why RSS 1.0?": I suspect we may hear from a few colleagues wanting to know, "Why did you pick RSS 1.0? Isn't that specification old and outdated/too complicated?" Etc. Should we perhaps have something in the User Guide anticipating this kind of question?

What's left: Finally, do we intend to have the "Type Categories for central banks" issues finalized by the time we launch this (e.g, probably the end of September?)

Timo Laurmaa-BIS 14:40, 16 August 2006 (ADT) "Why RSS 1.0?": Yes, we need the justification of 1.0 in the UG (do we remember the reasons ourselves?). Alternatively, once we see the benefits of RSS-CB in action, I could see a Roadmap item some time in 2007 to create an RSS 2.0 variant of RSS-CB. Is this feasible?

What's left: In Ottawa, we started a discussion about what to put into our "cb" namespace, when to stretch the "dc" or "dcterms" namespaces, or when these two will do without stretching. This discussion should be continued, to minimize the need to resort to the "onecb" namespace. I could have a go when storing Mike's schema onto, adding entries that seem useful or necessary when I implement our Central Bank Speeches feed and the Central Bank Research Hub feed.

Should we also maybe keep the length of the User guide near its present size by starting, say, two Application guides: one for non-statistical feeds and the other for statistical data. I volunteer to start the first one, from the perspective of "I need to create a Research feed, how do I proceed from step one to the very end?".

December meeting

Paul Asman-FRBNY 16:21, 9 August 2006 (ADT) Is the first week in December still good? The one that starts on the 4th?

And, while I'm here, we'll also be talking about microsummaries, right?

San Cannon-FRB 11:28, 10 August 2006 (ADT) Right now it looks fine for me. If I recall correctly, we discussed having a meeting on, say, Wednesday to discuss the data specification issues and then we'd have the two day (one and a half day?) meeting with the interested central banks to discuss the details of the spec and implementation issues. Is that still the plan? If so, how/when do we invite the other central banks? (I'm assuming invitations won't go out until we have our own feeds up. Is early October too late to invite folks to an early December meeting? Also, is one day enough time for us to discuss the data representation issues *and* microsummaries?

Banca d'Italia

Marcello Di Pietro-ECB 21:50, 12 December 2006 (CET) Dear all I would like to inform you that Banca d'Italia is very interested in complying with the RSS-CB and they will be happy to host a meeting in Rome in October/November 2007.

The meeting could be a combined meeting between ECB, European Central Banks and RSS-CB working group.