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Proposal for an 'Archive' Type

From: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@dataliberate.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:02:06 +0100
Message-ID: <CAD47Kz4mtOX8GtmcFC1CZGhna8sw+Fy0wqK63_m_aodZKgK1iw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-architypes@w3.org
Cc: dan@coffeecode.net
This is the first of a few conversations we need to start in building
towards some consensus around proposals
<https://www.w3.org/community/architypes/wiki/Main_Page>.

Prior to the setting up of this group Dan Scott proposed
<https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/628> a new Schema.org type
'Archive':

In preparing to attend the LODLAM Summit 2015 (Linked Open Data for
Libraries, Archives, and Museums), it is glaringly evident that we are
missing a class to represent archives.

The simplest possible place to start would be to parallel schema:Library
<http://schema.org/Library> by subclassing schema:LocalBusiness
<http://schema.org/LocalBusiness> with a definition such as "An entity that
collects documents and records related to the activities of people or
organizations."

This would enable us to describe archives as a specific class of
LocalBusiness with schema.org, rather than having to use LocalBusiness
directly.

This raised comments regarding the too commercial nature of the
LocalBusiness definition, which could be enhanced to include something
along lines that "businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned."


Are we happy to take on that proposal - do we have comments?


~Richard


Richard Wallis
Founder, Data Liberate
http://dataliberate.com
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