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Re: Proposal for an additional term: mediaType

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@smiy.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:06:30 +0200
Message-ID: <503C6DF6.1050403@smiy.org>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
CC: suraiya.h.suliman@lmco.com
Hi Greg,

some time ago I've created a rather small (but extendible) SKOS taxonomy 
for media types [1]. Each media type is mapped to a DBPedia resource as 
well. In the Music Ontology [2] you can find a property mo:media_type 
[3] that can be utilised to assign a media type on the manifestation 
level (of resource descriptions). However, you can also simply utilise 
its super property dcterms:format in cojunction with the Media Types 
taxonomy (that I've mentioned above) to relate media types to your resource.



[1] http://purl.org/ontology/mt/
[2] http://purl.org/ontology/mo/
[3] http://musicontology.com/#term_media_type

On 08/27/2012 11:34 PM, Greg Grossmeier wrote:
> Hello all,
> In the work surrounding the creation of LRMI, and doing real world
> markup on hundreds of works (for a proof of concept project) we have run
> into a need that isn't adequately addressed by the current Schema.org
> specification, and has broader applicability than just learning
> resources (so not appropriate to be included in the LRMI proposed
> extension).
> Simply, there is a need for a term that represents the notion of
> mediaType. When marking up hundreds of educational resources from
> publishers we have found this to be a commonly used field.
> Some sample values for that field, based on our set of resources, would
> be:
>   - Audio CD
>   - Audiotape
>   - Calculator
>   - CD-I
>   - CD-ROM
>   - Diskette
>   - Duplication Master
>   - DVD/ Blu-ray
>   - etc
> I've cc'ed here Suraiya Suliman who is working on the team that is
> building a tool to mark up these hundreds of learning resources.
> Best,
> Greg
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