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Re: [metadata] Launching DPIG Metadata Task Force

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:44:56 -0700
Message-ID: <CABevsUEp2fQaE2+iJ=+xhmrNBQdMdJBLz7GT0wWMaCoap-2mZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Cc: "public-digipub-ig@w3.org" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Hi Bill, all,

Rather than clutter the wiki with personal opinions and questions, I'll
post them here. If you think they're valuable, I'll copy them over.

* Bibliographic metadata -- There are many, many bibliographic schemas and
"standards" out there. All have their issues.  RDA is 1600 properties.
Bibframe is looking to be similar, if it ever materializes.  Simple Dublin
Core is woefully insufficient. DC Terms isn't as bad as an 80%, but so is
Bibo. And then there's non RDF schemas... MARC is ubiquitous in libraries,
but arcane and not at all web friendly. MODS, MARC/XML, PRISM, ONIX, etc...

Also, what's the line between Descriptive and Bibliographic?

* Technical metadata -- technical metadata for what? For any resource on
the web ... which therefore encompasses absolutely everything?

* Administrative metadata -- Does this mean rights metadata?

* Versioning -- A huge issue by itself.  To self-cite,
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7089 was 4 years of work to cover a very,
very small portion of this.

* The IG's charter (IIRC) says that it won't create new recommendations --
to work with ONIX (for example) to create an RDF version would mean the
creation of a separate Working Group?


So overall, my concern is that nothing useful will get done due to the
existing baggage in the domain. Picking something focused is, in my
opinion, going to be more productive than trying to even survey what exists
across the entire "metadata" landscape.

Rob



On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 7:58 AM, Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>wrote:

>  Hi, folks--
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> First, my apologies for having taken so long to get this activity in
> motion.
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> In order to structure and streamline the discussion for this Task Force,
> we've provided a basic framework on the wiki (
> http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/wiki/Task_Forces/Metadata).
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>  Those who volunteered to be members of this Task Force are invited to
> contribute as they see fit. While discussion on the list is also
> appropriate and encouraged, we would like to consider the wiki the formal
> "record" of our discussion going forward. Please put your name in
> [brackets] at the beginning of anything you add to the wiki.
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> Others in the DPIG who might want to join this task force are of course
> still welcome to do so. Please add your name, affiliation, and e-mail as
> indicated on the wiki and also e-mail us privately to alert us that you've
> joined.
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> --Bill Kasdorf (bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com)
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> and Madi Solomon (madi.solomon@pearson.com).
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