The International Mathematical Union (IMU) has declared
their activities in the field of electronic information
and communication a major topic of its work.
Especially the IMU supports the Math-Net activities to build up a user-friendly information and communicationm network in mathematics. Mathematicians and mathematical institutions should provide their information in a standardized way. Web services gather and process the information to make the information accessible in an efficient way.
Such a knowledge system requires a standardized semantic description of the resources in the system.
The Math-Net initiative has developed RDF/RDFS metadata schemes for a semantic annotation for special resource classes.
E.g., Math-Net Pages are portals to the core information of mathematical institutions. The Math-Net Navigator processes this information and provides different functionalities to retrieve and search the information which are accessible by the Math-Net Pages: