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Re: DC Registry: issue summary

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Seth Russell <[log in to unmask]>

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A mailing list for the group discussing registration of qualifiers to the D <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 24 Jan 2001 10:28:14 -0800

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Is there some way we could get a RDF file of everything in the DCMI Registry ?

Seth
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--- in response to ---
Thomas Baker wrote:

> Dear Aaron,
>
> Welcome to this list.  I have in the meantime registered for SWAG and
> look forward to moving forward in synch.
>
> I am one of the people on this DCMI Registry list also involved with
> the SCHEMAS project (with Rachel Heery, Makx Dekkers, Manjula Patel,
> and Gauri Salokhe).  The SCHEMAS Project is funded by the EU as an
> "accompanying measure" to help EU-funded projects publish, discover,
> and harmonise metadata usage.  Its target user is a project manager who
> wants to design a metadata schema following good practice and standard
> usage in their particular domain. To provide this help, we have
> prepared overviews of the standards landscape; are setting up a
> registry of namespaces and application profiles; and are putting those
> namespaces and profiles into context with descriptive metadata and
> expert annotations.  Since good practice in metadata is global, the
> scope of the SCHEMAS registry is not limited to the EU.
>
> We are coordinating very closely on this with the DCMI registry
> activity.  If the primary task of the DCMI registry is to manage a
> specific namespace, we see the SCHEMAS registry as serving a
> complementary aim -- that of providing access to adaptations of
> namespaces (not just the DCMI namespace) in particular implementation
> contexts.  From your description of SWAG, I think we all picture such
> systems ideally as particular views on an open and semantically
> coherent metadata environment.
>
> I'm particularly interested in your focus on a dictionary, as this is
> the metaphor I find most useful for what we are doing [1, 2].  I think
> of the task as involving the balance that dictionary editors must
> strike between "describing" a living language in all its inconsistent
> complexity and "prescribing" guidelines for good usage.  Putting on my
> DCMI Registry hat, I am particularly interested in implementing simple
> policy guidelines for the routine peer review and approval of proposed
> additions to the DCMI namespace -- the "prescriptive" task of an
> editorial board.  Doing this effectively presupposes a shared sense of
> grammar, and the grammar for DCMI must evolve compatibly with other
> grammars of the Semantic Web.
>
> Tom
>
> [1] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/december98/12baker.html
> [2] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/october00/baker/10baker.html
>
> On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Aaron Swartz wrote:
> > It seems like now is as good a time as any to introduce myself. I'm Aaron
> > Swartz from SWAG, the Semantic Web Agreement Group. We haven't officially
> > announced ourselves yet, but we're moving quickly towards that point. Our
> > purpose and goals have been rapidly evolving, but I see ourselves as working
> > together to assure interoperability and compatibility between things on the
> > Semantic Web (XML, RDF, etc.).
> >
> > http://purl.org/swag/
> >
> > As part of this, one of our major projects is WebNS.net a repository for
> > schemas and Web data formats as well as a home for XML namespaces. Your
> > description of the Dublin Core system almost perfectly describes our goals
> > (just remove the DC-specific wording):
> >
> > > - To assist DCMI to manage the evolution of DC vocabularies (to gather
> > > proposals for additional qualifiers, to manage process of approving
> > > qualifiers etc)
> > >
> > > - To provide authoritative definitions of recommended DC elements and
> > > qualifiers
> > >
> > > - To identify DC recommended schemes
> > >
> > > - To express these 'controlled metadata sets' and the relationships
> > > between them in machine readable schema language (see constraints) and in
> > > human readable mode.
> > >
> > > - To provide a user friendly interface to the registered metadata ( search
> > > and browse facility, browseable element set lists, links to other
> > > information)
> >
> > We're moving quickly and aggressively to get things done, but we welcome
> > assistance from other groups. I hope to work closely with DC-Registry since
> > we have so much in common.
> >
> > > as some of you will know there has been various related activity within the
> > > SCHEMAS project where we have been looking at registering schemas in a wider
> > > context. (It might be of interest for people to look at the
> > > www.schemas-forum.org site to get some background, particularly looking at the
> > > workshop programmes and reports).
> >
> > Thanks for the pointer -- the SCHEMAS work appears to be quite interesting,
> > although I don't quite see where it is going... It also appears to be
> > EU-centric -- is this true?
> >
> > --
> > [ Aaron Swartz | [log in to unmask] | http://www.aaronsw.com ]
> >
>
> _______________________________________________________________________________
> Dr. Thomas Baker                                            [log in to unmask]
> GMD Library
> Schloss Birlinghoven                                           +49-2241-14-2352
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--
Seth Russell
http://RobustAI.net/MyNetwork/index.html
http://robustAI.net/MyNetwork/StickeyCyberMolecules.html
Http://RobustAi.net/Ai/Conjecture.htm

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