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Re: How to describe a page elsewhere?

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:52:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4F8C2405.9080801@tu-cottbus.de>
To: Phil Barker <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk>
CC: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, lrmi@googlegroups.com
I would say describing a page is to  describe a CreativeWork/WebPage. As 
@url is the page itself I would use @about to store the URL of the 
creative content that is described.

-Adrian Giurca

On 4/16/2012 3:41 PM, Phil Barker wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm working on some examples for marking up educational/learning 
> resources using schema.org (including the proposed LRMI properties).  
> There are quite a lot of catalogue-like services which provide some of 
> the best descriptions for learning resources without actually 
> providing the resource itself. They are simply there to help people 
> find learning resources held elsewhere. A fairly typical example would 
> be the National Science Digital Library, with pages like 
> http://nsdl.org/search/resource/2200/20110414163807295T
>
> I can see two options for marking up these pages, 1. add schema.org 
> microdata to describe the webpage as it is and say that it refers to 
> something elsewhere which is a learning resource with certain 
> characteristics, or 2. just add microdata to describe the learning 
> resource.  I'ld be interested in any advice/opinions/speculation on 
> which might be the best approach, especially if you think there are 
> any pitfalls to either approach.
>
> For the NSDL example, the first approach would give a description 
> along the lines of:
>
> Item
> *Type:* http://schema.org/webpage
>    url = http://nsdl.org/search/resource/2200/20110414163807295T
>    provider = /Item/( 1 )
>    publisher = /Item/( 1 )
>    creator = /Item/( 1 )
>    about = /Item/( 2 )
>
> Item 1
> *Type:* http://www.pjjk.net/organization
>    name = National Science Digital Library
>    url = http://nsdl.org/
>
> Item 2
> *Type:* http://schema.org/creativework
>    name = Learning About Ratios: A Sandwich Study
>    url = 
> http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Resources/Viewer/ResourceViewer?action=2&resid=227315 
>
>    learningresourcetype = Instructional Material
>    creator = ...
>    about = ...
>    ...etc
>
>
> The second would mark up the page at 
> http://nsdl.org/search/resource/2200/20110414163807295T to produce:
>
> Item
> *Type:* http://schema.org/creativework
>    name = Learning About Ratios: A Sandwich Study
>    url = 
> http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Resources/Viewer/ResourceViewer?action=2&resid=227315 
>
>    learningresourcetype = Instructional Material
>    creator = ...
>    about = ...
>    ....etc
>
>
> As I see it,  the first approach has some advantages since it 
> acknowledges that the page being marked up is in itself a useful 
> resource, and allows us to say some fairly sophisticated things like 
> the description on the NSDL page and the "learning about ratios" 
> resource being available from different people (maybe under different 
> licenses etc.) However it might be over-sophisticated and the big 
> search engines might just ignore the information about the learning 
> resource. Incidentally, if this approach does have any merit, is 
> "about" the right relationship between the two resources?
>
> The second approach has the advantage of being straightforward, but I 
> wonder whether search engines might not deprecate in some way pages 
> that claim a URL other than their own?
>
>
> Any comments welcome, thanks.
>
> Phil
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