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Welcome to the Architypes Community Group [via Schema Architypes Community Group]

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:42:45 +0000
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Welcome. The assumption being that you are here because you are passionate about
archives digital, physical, or both, and how to describe them and their contents
in a way that can be easily consumed by search engines and others.

Using structured data ontologies and vocabularies to describe archives and
their contents is nothing new, but these approaches are often targeted for use
by software and professionals in the archives community.  The intention of
additionally using the Schema.org vocabulary is to make those descriptions more
readily understandable and discoverable in the wider world, leading to more
discoverable archives.

The purpose of this group is to identify how the Schema.org vocabulary, and its
extensions, can be utilised to describe archives and their contents.  It is
clear that there will be need for some new or enhanced types and properties to
provide adequate descriptive capability for generally sharing information about
an archive.  Hopefully we can form a consensus around a set of these that can
become a proposal for an archive.schema.org extension to the core Schema.org

As I start, I believe we need to focus on five areas:

	Description of an archive - a collection of items
	Description of an archive - an organisation, institution or building
	The physical location of items in an archive/collection - in a folder, in a
box, on a shelf, in a room - or in a file, in a directory, on a disc, on a
	The relationship between items - by date, subject, collector, creator, etc.
	 Item types that are often in archives that cannot be currently described
using Schema.org - candidates for discussion could include a letter or a diary.

In the near future I will add proposals into the wiki that have already been
suggested from other areas that will give us a start on 2 & 3.  Meanwhile
spread the word and invite others to join this group, start the conversation in
the public mailing list, or if you have proposal suggestions add them to the



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