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RE: Ontology for Media Resource 1.0

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:37:47 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF590913D823@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Karen Coyle" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
I agree this definition of media resource is a bit broad. Keep in mind
this is still a "Working Draft" and doesn't have authority yet. 

Nevertheless, I think the extension of meaning could become believable
if they took Linked Data (i.e. real things) into account. Sadly, they
don't yet. Adding ma:hasGenericDocument, ma:hasWebDocument, and
ma:representsRealWorldObject properties would be a good start.

Ontologies are the new metadata.

Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Coyle [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net]
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 2:45 PM
> To: Young,Jeff (OR)
> Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Ontology for Media Resource 1.0
> 
> I find their definition of media resource to be a bit broad:
> 
> "A media resource is any physical or logical Resource that can be
> identified using a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), as defined by
> [RFC 3986]) , which has or is related to one or more media content
> types."
> 
> I also note that they don't include one of the metadata schemas for
> broadcast media: PBCore [1]. Are they only covering stored digital
> media?
> 
> This is something that we will definitely run into -- the content v.
> carrier question. At what point is something "media" rather than "not
> media"? And how do we create metadata where different carriers with
> the same content can be identified and used together? I think this is
> one of the big dilemmas of librarianship today.
> 
> kc
> [1] http://pbcore.org
> 
> 
> Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:
> 
> > This ontology looks promising for describing Web resource that are
> > important for LLD:
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/mediaont-10/
> >
> >
> >
> > I wonder why they didn't produce any OWL to formalize it
> >
> >
> >
> > It would be even better for Linked Data use if they had added a few
> more
> > properties like ma:hasGenericDocument, ma:hasWebDocument, and
> > ma:representsRealWorldObject,
> >
> >
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
> >
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