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Re: schema.org weekend reading: Actions/Activities; Audience draft, and Class/Property.

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 07:41:58 -0800
Message-ID: <50BCC846.1080602@kcoyle.net>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
Well, sort of. For starters, I wasn't sure when we'd need it, but then 
remembered that in some union catalogs, and when using things like 
OpenURL, you often see the holdings of other libraries, SOME of whom 
have an ILL agreement with others. So "available for ILL" could be a 
message that is conveyed. It COULD be an institution-to-institution 
loan, but these days it can also mean the individual user directly 
"getting a copy" -- once a photocopy, now at times a password-protected 
PDF that the user can download. Right or wrong, this is still called an 
ILL transaction.

So the ILL can be directed at a user, not an institution, although the 
institution is there as a middleman because ILLs have costs and are 
counted as part of the standard library statistics.

I'd tend to leave it in as a distinct event.

kc

On 12/3/12 7:01 AM, Dawson, Laura wrote:
> Ah, right.
>
> On Dec 3, 2012, at 2:58 PM, "Richard Wallis" <richard.wallis@oclc.org> wrote:
>
>> I was imagining that interlibrary loan would be a 'loan' process between
>> organisations, as against organisations and people - applying the principle
>> of balance between simplicity and expressiveness.
>>
>> ~Richard.
>>
>>
>> On 03/12/2012 09:42, "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Interlibrary loan as well
>>>
>>> On Dec 3, 2012, at 2:38 PM, "Richard Wallis" <richard.wallis@oclc.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Dan,
>>>>
>>>> Liking the Actions/Activities proposal.
>>>>
>>>> Coming from the library world I would like to see some of the actions that
>>>> come from that world being represented in the emerging vocabulary proposals,
>>>> such as: loan, reserve (sometimes called 'place hold'), renew loan, return,
>>>> obtain licensed access to a resource (eg. Student on a campus to a journal
>>>> article).
>>>>
>>>> Although close to other actions like rent or buy, the actions for gaining
>>>> access to, often free at the point of use, resources via libraries,
>>>> university services, etc. is sufficiently different I believe to warrant
>>>> such representation.
>>>>
>>>> ~Richard.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 30/11/2012 19:23, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@google.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi folks
>>>>>
>>>>> A few things on the schema.org front:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. Back in April there was some discussion towards an improved model
>>>>> for Actions/Activities. I have just uploaded a new work-in-progress
>>>>> document giving a first minimal version of a new approach, based on
>>>>> discussion amongst the schema.org partners. It is still in rough form
>>>>> but there should be enough to give a good impression of the thinking
>>>>> behind it. The draft describes some vocabulary structures that allow
>>>>> description of potential/possible future actions, as well as
>>>>> actions/activities that have occurred. While this touches on themes
>>>>> addressed by a variety of other efforts (including but not limited to
>>>>> RSS/Atom/ActivityStreams for past-tense 'activities'; Good Relations
>>>>> for commerce-related action opportunities; WebIntents, ...), we have
>>>>> focussed for now on describing a basic core structure that balances
>>>>> simplicity and expressiveness.
>>>>>
>>>>> A fairly short PDF document
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/images/7/79/Schema.orgActionsMinimaldraft.pdf
>>>>> is linked from http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/ActivityActions
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 2. The Audience proposal; based on the RDFa schema in
>>>>> https://bitbucket.org/elderos/schemaorg/src I've built a test version
>>>>> of the schema.org site that includes the Audience proposal (see
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Audience ). The draft site is at
>>>>> http://sdo99a.appspot.com e.g. see http://sdo99a.appspot.com/Audience
>>>>>
>>>>> This is the second use of the HTML+RDFa+RDFS extension machinery I
>>>>> mentioned recently
>>>>> (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2012Nov/0011.html).
>>>>> More should follow - there are quite a few proposals pretty much
>>>>> ready, so I'll first put them up as individual test sites for review.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 3. Class/Property
>>>>>
>>>>> There are several cases (including the above-mentioned Actions draft)
>>>>> where it is useful within schema.org to have a first class type
>>>>> representing the notion of 'Class', and of 'Property'. This is rather
>>>>> meta and while it is not something designed for mainstream webmasters
>>>>> to encounter, it will help with structuring and documenting the
>>>>> vocabulary.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have written up a proposal for adding these (and aliasing them to
>>>>> rdfs:Class, rdf:Property) at
>>>>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/SchemaDotOrgMetaSchema  ...alongside
>>>>> a proposal to use schema.org/domainIncludes and
>>>>> schema.org/rangeIncludes in our RDFa representation of the schema.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Comments on any / all of the above are welcomed; ideally in the
>>>>> WebSchemas area of the W3C wiki or here on public-vocabs. If you reply
>>>>> by mail please adjust the Subject line to match your topic...
>>>>>
>>>>> cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Dan
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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