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Re: Tweaks to the Archives proposal [via Schema Architypes Community Group]

From: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@dataliberate.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:26:20 +0100
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To: Jane Stevenson <Jane.Stevenson@jisc.ac.uk>
Cc: public-architypes <public-architypes@w3.org>
Hi Jane,

Sorry for being slow in responding.

Answers inline.

~Richard.


On 3 July 2017 at 07:48, Jane Stevenson <Jane.Stevenson@jisc.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi Richard and everyone,
>
> If I decided to only use #archiveCollection for all of the units of
> description, would that work?  We don’t necessarily know if units described
> are single items or more than one item anyway, and it seems to me we can
> effectively describe each unit with the properties now provided, which is
> the main thing. So my question is, why would I need to use #archiveItem?
>

It would work to describe a collection of one or more things. However, if
you have a known physical item (book, article, photograph, etc) or file
(video, audio, image, web page, etc.) why would you not describe it as such?


>
> Just one more question…. we have properties archiveHeld and
> holdingArchive, and we also have itemLocation. How is itemLocation
> different from holdingArchive? In the example, for Ronnie Barker,
> itemLocation is given as the V&A Theatre & Performance Archive (URL). But
> surely the property of holdingArchive would do just as well.
>

This comes back to describing information about an individual item.
Potentially the ArchiveCollection the item is part of could be held by an
organisation (Archive), yet an individual item could be located, on
extended loan for example, at a different location.

All properties within Schema.org are optional, so you probably would only
provide an itemLocation when an item is located separate from the
holdingArchive of the ArchiveCollection of which it is part.

~Richard.


> cheers
> Jane
>
> Jane Stevenson
> Archives Hub Service Manager
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