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Re: Discussion about previous proposal

From: Roke, Elizabeth Russey <erussey@emory.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:35:58 +0000
To: "public-architypes@w3.org" <public-architypes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D4CB4A9C.26BAE%erussey@emory.edu>
I dont know if this advances the discussion, but at my institution (Emory University) weve done some mapping of our EAD finding aids to schema, though not using any of the archives proposed properties yet.  As others have mentioned, this worked well at a collection level where the properties are fairly obvious and can be assigned relying on the EAD structure.  However, it was quite labor-intensive at lower levels of the EAD, required hand-encoding, and necessitated using properties from namespaces other than schema.org.  An example can be found here:  https://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/heaney960/rdf/

Its worth mentioning that we did this project not for SEO purposes but rather to support a digital humanities project that explored EAD description and questions about archival collecting.  Id argue that the real benefit of this work is to more fully open our data, in which case schema is one option among many.  The real end goal here, I think, is to provide some standard mappings for archives to expose our metadata in a consistent way through RDF.

I (and a few other archivists in the US) are planning to try a schema.org-EAD mapping to incorporate the proposed properties.  Perhaps it would be useful to see a couple of examples from others of how this markup might look with real world data?

Elizabeth Russey Roke
Digital Archivist
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