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Preserve Section of data.gov.* Memo

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 11:15:50 -0400
To: <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <cmsmcq@blackmesatech.com>, "Betty Harvey" <harvey@eccnet.com>, "'Larry L. Johnson'" <Larry.Johnson@TethersEnd.com>
Message-id: <003801ca20df$f0563da0$d102b8e0$@Ambur@verizon.net>
Daniel, per discussion on the eGov IG telecon this morning with reference to
the need for additional input for the "preserve" section of the data.gov.*
<http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/wiki/Data-gov-memo>  memo, here are the
points made by Michael Sperberg-McQueen in his recent presentation
<http://www.blackmesatech.com/2009/07/messages/>  at the Balisage conference
<http://www.balisage.net/2009/Program.html> :


.         Plan for deposit, not just dissemination. It does take time. And

.         Say what you mean; mean what you say. 

.         Make sure the recipient can find the message. 

.         Make sure the recipient can know what the message is about. 

.         Use long-lived media. 

.         Arrange for institutional support of preservation tasks. 

.         Document character set and numeric formats. 

.         Document higher-level formats. 

Preserving semantics

.         Think about what you wish to say. 

.         Design the vocabulary (the format) carefully, to make instances
easy to understand. 

.         Document the vocabulary and your usage. 

.         Avoid (undocumented) tag abuse. 

.         Provide and document ancillary materials. 

.         Validate early and often. 

.         Verify early and often. 

Owen Ambur

Co-Chair Emeritus, xmlCoP <http://xml.gov/index.asp>   

Co-Chair, AIIM StratML <http://xml.gov/stratml/index.htm>  Committee

Member, AIIM iECM Committee

Invited Expert, W3C eGov <http://www.w3.org/2007/eGov/IG/>  IG

Communications/Membership Director, FIRM Board

Former Project Manager, ET.gov <http://et.gov/>  

Brief Bio <http://ambur.net/bio.htm>  

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