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

From: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:57:27 -0500
To: "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
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: <CCE22807.3FFB%richard.wallis@oclc.org>
I was imagining that interlibrary loan would be a 'loan' process between
organisations, as against organisations and people - applying the principle
of balance between simplicity and expressiveness.


On 03/12/2012 09:42, "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com> wrote:

> 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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