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Announcement: PRISM RSS 1.0 + RDFS

From: Hammond, Tony (ELSLON) <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 12:05:11 +0100
Message-ID: <54A600C436EA694581B93E4BD4D4788A06B73BF3@elslonexc004.wins.epress.co.uk>
To: "'rss-dev@egroups.com'" <rss-dev@egroups.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Hi all:

Please excuse the cross-post but this may be of interest to both lists. We
are making available for comment one RSS 1.0 module for PRISM and one RDF

	http://www2.elsevier.co.uk/~tony/spec/rss/prism.html  RSS 1.0 Module

	http://www2.elsevier.co.uk/~tony/spec/rdfs/prism.rdfs RDF Schema

(Note that the RSS URL is provisional and that we expect that the Module
would be subsequently lodged at the URL



PRISM is a descriptive metadata term set and has been discussed in the W3C
RDF Primer in Sect. 6.2 as an 'RDF in the Field' use case. As the RDF Primer
goes on to describe RSS 1.0 as another use case in Sect. 6.4 it seems
particularly appropriate that we should be able to combine the descriptive
power of PRISM together with the syndication technology of RSS 1.0. 

Created by a working group of publishers and vendors, the Publishing
Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata (or PRISM) defines an XML
metadata vocabulary for syndicating, aggregating, post-processing and
multi-purposing magazine, news, catalog, book, and mainstream journal
content. PRISM provides a framework for the interchange and preservation of
content and metadata, a collection of elements to describe that content, and
a set of controlled vocabularies listing the values for those elements. 

We work for two science publishers Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group, and
are especially interested in being able to express metadata of this type in
RDF. Examples of PRISM in action as an RSS 1.0 module can be found on both
publisher sites:

	1. The NPG title 'Nature'


	2. The Elsevier title 'Tetrahedron'


	A demo HTML rendering of the above RSS feed which shows
	off the metadata elements is also available:


Note that these URIs point to demo documents only and are not production
feeds. The feeds demonstrate how the PRISM terms enable us to publish a full
magazine table of contents as RSS/RDF. We expect that there will be other
applications that can make use of this rich metadata term set.

Any and all feedback is especially welcome.


Tony, Timo & Ben
Received on Wednesday, 16 July 2003 07:31:33 UTC

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