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Categorization for metadata element sets

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 23:44:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4E444D3D.9090002@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Dear all,

There was a pending comment by Jodi (and I believe, others. Maybe Bernard...) on the Vocabularies and datasets deliverables, which required us to investigate categorizing metadata element sets.
We had a first try at a dual categorization: LAM and LIS vs the rest of the world:
(see "Originated from the Libraries, Archives, Museums and Information communities" and "Originated from other communities")

That's quite arbitrary, but we couldn't really find something else, and it may still be enlightening for our specific library audience. As a first (unchecked) intro says it:
To help readers orient themselves in our selection, we first introduce metadata element sets that originate from the Libraries, Archives, Museums and Information communities. We then present relevant element sets, which are rooted in other communities. This categorization is often arbitrary, as many vocabularies already result from cross-community work. We believe it shows however the great potential of the linked data approach, where easily sharing, re-using or extending a diversity of element sets independently from their origin shall be the rule.

Your feedback HIGHLY welcome on that idea. Speaking for myself here, I'm quite ready to abandon it, if you are not convinced.


Antoine on behalf (except for the last sentence ;-) ) of Marcia, Jeff, William

PS: I thought about it, but I was too much afraid to fire this discussion at the community list. With our current timing we may just run out of time before reaching consensus :-)
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