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Re: schema.org weekend reading: Actions/Activities; Audience draft, and Class/Property.

From: Dawson, Laura <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:42:17 -0500
To: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>, "Vizine-Goetz,Diane" <vizine@oclc.org>
Message-ID: <2427B208-06E6-471E-9804-8D794F6BA611@bowker.com>
Interlibrary loan as well

On Dec 3, 2012, at 2:38 PM, "Richard Wallis" <richard.wallis@oclc.org> wrote:

> Hi Dan,
> Liking the Actions/Activities proposal.
> Coming from the library world I would like to see some of the actions that
> come from that world being represented in the emerging vocabulary proposals,
> such as: loan, reserve (sometimes called 'place hold'), renew loan, return,
> obtain licensed access to a resource (eg. Student on a campus to a journal
> article).
> Although close to other actions like rent or buy, the actions for gaining
> access to, often free at the point of use, resources via libraries,
> university services, etc. is sufficiently different I believe to warrant
> such representation.
> ~Richard.
> On 30/11/2012 19:23, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@google.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks
>> A few things on the schema.org front:
>> 1. Back in April there was some discussion towards an improved model
>> for Actions/Activities. I have just uploaded a new work-in-progress
>> document giving a first minimal version of a new approach, based on
>> discussion amongst the schema.org partners. It is still in rough form
>> but there should be enough to give a good impression of the thinking
>> behind it. The draft describes some vocabulary structures that allow
>> description of potential/possible future actions, as well as
>> actions/activities that have occurred. While this touches on themes
>> addressed by a variety of other efforts (including but not limited to
>> RSS/Atom/ActivityStreams for past-tense 'activities'; Good Relations
>> for commerce-related action opportunities; WebIntents, ...), we have
>> focussed for now on describing a basic core structure that balances
>> simplicity and expressiveness.
>> A fairly short PDF document
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/images/7/79/Schema.orgActionsMinimaldraft.pdf
>> is linked from http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/ActivityActions
>> 2. The Audience proposal; based on the RDFa schema in
>> https://bitbucket.org/elderos/schemaorg/src I've built a test version
>> of the schema.org site that includes the Audience proposal (see
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Audience ). The draft site is at
>> http://sdo99a.appspot.com e.g. see http://sdo99a.appspot.com/Audience
>> This is the second use of the HTML+RDFa+RDFS extension machinery I
>> mentioned recently
>> (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2012Nov/0011.html).
>> More should follow - there are quite a few proposals pretty much
>> ready, so I'll first put them up as individual test sites for review.
>> 3. Class/Property
>> There are several cases (including the above-mentioned Actions draft)
>> where it is useful within schema.org to have a first class type
>> representing the notion of 'Class', and of 'Property'. This is rather
>> meta and while it is not something designed for mainstream webmasters
>> to encounter, it will help with structuring and documenting the
>> vocabulary.
>> I have written up a proposal for adding these (and aliasing them to
>> rdfs:Class, rdf:Property) at
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/SchemaDotOrgMetaSchema  ...alongside
>> a proposal to use schema.org/domainIncludes and
>> schema.org/rangeIncludes in our RDFa representation of the schema.
>> Comments on any / all of the above are welcomed; ideally in the
>> WebSchemas area of the W3C wiki or here on public-vocabs. If you reply
>> by mail please adjust the Subject line to match your topic...
>> cheers,
>> Dan
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