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Re: Identifiers for digital content

From: carl mattocks <carlmattocks@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:22:01 -0400
Message-ID: <CAHtonum5SDcMSGqThp6tRiKPZ0BPjMHEb39ObW6v2tySe4TKag@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
M et al:

What can I do with it ??  archive best practice points to use of management
policies in terms of policy attributes that control desired outcomes. ...
which is implementable with   *i* *R*ule *O*riented *D*ata *S*ystems, an
open source project for building the next generation data management
cyberinfrastructure
https://www.irods.org/index.php/Introduction_to_iRODS

cheers

Carl Mattocks

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>wrote:

> Hello!
>
> I've been recently looking into identifiers and metadata for digital
> content — in the first instance, TV programmes, but also radio shows,
> films, stills, etc., etc.
>
> As the broadcasting world slowly inches towards a tapeless workflow where
> things are exchanged as files which can be sent over the Internet (or
> similar), we're steadily moving away from a world where labels are stuck to
> tapes containing the relevant identifying information and instead towards
> one where identifiers can be embedded within the media item itself (or into
> a metadata 'sidecar').
>
> As these files are… well, files, duplicating them and archiving them is a
> process of very different shape as compared to with tapes. At this point,
> having an identifier which is only meaningful within the context of a
> particular organisation (or worse: within a particular production!) becomes
> a serious headache.
>
> Ultimately, the point of having these identifiers is to answer two
> questions:
>
> * What is it?
>
> * What can I do with it [and consequently, how much will it cost?]
>
> And so the thought occurs to me that one way to do this would be through
> the use of linked data: the identifiers which get embedded and passed
> around with the media are expressed as URIs, and in particular URIs which
> can be dereferenced in order to obtain RDF which expresses descriptive
> metadata, including provenance and licensing information.
>
> I know there are standard schemes for some kinds of media (e.g., ISBNs for
> books), and vying-to-be-standard schemes for other kinds (e.g., EIDR for
> movies and TV) — but it strikes me that linked data isn't incompatible with
> any of these; and that if you're going to specify means of identifying
> various kinds of content, URIs provide a means to take a uniform approach
> with everything — and the distinction comes in how you embed that
> identifier and the nature of the metadata published about the item.
>
> I'd be very interested in people's thoughts on this...
>
> M.
>
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