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Re: How to describe things in an archive collection?

From: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@dataliberate.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 16:25:53 +0100
Message-ID: <CAD47Kz51Zi7xN-am4GHqXh5LW5p5woc0vFcWTzfY5TYfLVUopg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Valentine Charles <valentine.charles@europeana.eu>
Cc: Giovanni Michetti <michetti@mail.ubc.ca>, "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>, public-architypes <public-architypes@w3.org>
Hi Valentine,

On 7 August 2015 at 16:02, Valentine Charles <valentine.charles@europeana.eu
> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> So far I have seen a lot the term "collection" used in the context of
> Archives. I have worked in the past with archivists on the distinction
> between collection and hierarchies [1] . Collections are qualified by a
> membership relation between the collection and the items it includes when
> hierarchies are qualified by a part-whole relationships that are more
> granular than the membership relation. On the Web you would probably need
> to know that a particular item can't be understood on its own because it
> structurally or semantically relates to another item.  I don't know if this
> distinction would matter for the work on the extension of schema.org.
>
> Best,
> Valentine
>
> [1]
> http://pro.europeana.eu/files/Europeana_Professional/EuropeanaTech/EuropeanaTech_taskforces/Hierarchical_objects//TF%20report%20V1.0%20PDF.pdf


The differences will be important as we decide how to describe things in an
archives, however we must be careful not to attach too much semantic
importance to the Type(Class) names we use in the vocabulary.

I would be interested to hear what properties we might need to simply
represent the relationship between items in the kind of hierarchies you
describe.

~Richard.
Received on Friday, 7 August 2015 15:26:22 UTC

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