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Metadata guidelines for the UK RDTF (Resource Discovery Task Force)

From: Monica Duke <m.duke@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:23:01 +0000
Message-ID: <4D4AF285.9020509@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
I'm mentioning this initiative as it is proposing RDF and linked data as 
approaches, not sure how it links in with the work of this incubator 
group - perhaps just as an initiative to be aware of.

"This DRAFT document provides a set of guidelines for how metadata 
associated with library, museum and archival collections should be made 
available for the purposes of supporting resource discovery in line with 
the Resource Discovery Taskforce (RDTF) Vision."

http://rdtfmetadata.jiscpress.org/

The draft is inviting comments on the approach - in case any one wants 
to comment, I think they would want primarily comments from the intended 
producers of the data (I think libraries, museum and archival 
collections in the UK would be in scope), however the perspective of any 
potential consumers may also be helpful (even if not from the UK).

"The guidelines themselves suggest that RDTF metadata should be made 
openly available using one (or more) of three approaches, referred to as 
1) the community formats approach, 2) the RDF data approach and 3) the 
Linked Data approach. The guidelines do not consider issues of 
compliance. In line with the vision, these guidelines primarily concern 
scenarios in which metadata is aggregated as the basis of resource 
discovery initiatives, though no assumptions are made about the scope or 
scale of such activities."

A blog post from Andy Powell and Pete Johnston about the initiative 
provides more context:
http://efoundations.typepad.com/efoundations/2011/02/metadata-guidelines-for-the-uk-rdtf.html

Any other questions or comments that are not made through the 'comments 
on the draft facility' should be sent to Andy Powell: 
andy.powell@eduserv.org.uk


Regards,
Monica
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