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Re: Better description for 'keywords' property

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 09:06:27 -0700
Message-ID: <537B7D83.5020704@kcoyle.net>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org

On 5/20/14, 8:19 AM, Dan Scott wrote:

> OCLC WorldCat uses "about" because it has linked data to which it can
> link for each subject (for example
> http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/864356553). This is not something which
> most library systems are capable of at this point, unfortunately, but
> certainly something to which we must aspire.

OK, now I understand your thinking, because about has range Thing. So 
library data could use schema/keywords until the day that they are able 
to move from literals to identified thesaurus entries. I see no problem 
with that. I think your definition of keywords, as echo'd by DanBri, 
works well with that.


>> (III):
>> Subject
>> Iraq War, 2003-2011
>> Intelligence service -- United States
>> United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
> http://alice.library.ohiou.edu/record=b4532222~S7 is an example of the
> most recent III library system and it doesn't express any schema.org
> metadata either.
> So: for the existing library systems that currently express schema.org
> and the existing properties they can use given the very realistic
> constraint of only being able to express subject headings as short text
> strings that look a whole lot like keywords or tags,
> http://schema.org/keywords still seems like the best option.

Karen Coyle
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