Update and Refresh [via Schema Architypes Community Group]

Hi all,
It has been some time since this group was formed to focus on applying the
Schema.org vocabulary to archive data.  There was an initial flurry of activity
but that was followed a period of inactivity.
I believe now is a good time to review, especially for new group members, our
initial objective and the initial progress we made; update where we are; and
hopefully refresh our activities.
The group was formed following interest, expressed at the LODLAM Summit is
Sydney 2015, in following the example of the Schema Bib Extend community  in
proposing enhancements to the Schema.org vocabulary and sharing best practice
examples of its use.
The objective, in using schema.org to share data about archives, being to make
them more discoverable across the web, not to replace any other standards.
 Schema.org being used to describe archive organisations, archives, and their
contents, location, and access, to the wider world.
After some early discussion I posted a straw man proposal that addressed some
of those issues. This model builds on already available types, properties and
patterns within Schema.
Although some discussion followed, it did not result in a concrete proposal
being agreed.  Part of the reason for this I believe was the lack of
participants in a position to apply and share the proposals.
Recently I have noticed an increase in new members as well as having had some
new discussion on the mailing list.
To that end I think and hope it is time to wake things up again.
Upcoming in June 2017 is the next LODLAM Summit in Venice .  I intend to
propose a discussion there to spread awareness and gain engagement to take
things forward.  If you are attending, or are in contact with other delegates
who are  please participate.
Richard Wallis


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