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RE: [METADATA] Governance/authority (ISSUE-2)

From: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:16 -0400
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>, Madi Weland Solomon <madi.solomon@pearson.com>
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Hi Ivan,

The concern is that there are several organizations already very much involved in overseeing metadata, but there is a great lack of consistency.  Bill and Madi's interviewees expressed concern about consistency and conformance. This is perhaps out of scope for W3C, but it is one of the biggest pain points mentioned.

This was the issue that Madi noted as largest problem [1]. One example is that there is not even agreement about how to indicate publication dates in metadata. 

This is apparent from the interviews Bill did as well. Comments like "Another big problem: every retailer site has its own ingestion engine, its own specifications."

[1] http://w3c.github.io/dpub-metadata/#governance-100 

tzviya
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org] 
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 4:59 AM
To: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken
Cc: W3C Digital Publishing IG; Bill Kasdorf; Madi Weland Solomon
Subject: [METADATA] Governance/authority (ISSUE-2)

Hi Tzviya,

the description of ISSUE-2[1] is currently empty. (It only has a title, in the subject of this mail)

I am not sure I really understand the issue, though, although it has been mentioned in various interviews. If it is what I think it is, ie, who controls/defines/specifies the various vocabularies, I doubt that is an OWP or, more generally, a W3C issue at the moment. That being said, it may be dependent on other works we may want to initiate (e.g., schema.org relations). But even in that case, W3C would probably not want to act (and therefore 'govern') alone...

What do I miss?

Thanks

Ivan


[1] https://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/track/issues/2

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