I'd like to add a very different perspective, hoping to be helpful.
My work has had me far too often trying to help people who have come
from the relational database world (I think) understand first what
linked data is, and then how they might start to use it. A good
example is the huge European project in which we are 'growing' the
accessibility (for people with disabilities) work into the UN
Convention Inclusion program. Many people do not understand metadata,
do not 'get' the linking and the way to make things interoperate. In
the end, the best way forward seems to be to help them understand that
the DCMI community has an enormous amount of experience and that the
DCMI experience and wisdom is sort of crystallised in the DCAM
So, I think that the role of the DCAM etc can be seen as the
conceptual step that lies between the old way and what will probably
be, in time, the way we work in a linked world.
This means being very practical in the description of the value to
users of the DCAM etc.
On 03/02/2012, at 5:14 AM, Corey A Harper wrote:
> This is very interesting indeed. Thanks for sharing, Jon.
> I do agree with Bruce that this is less about models than the "others
> stuff", but also think that "other stuff" -- tooling, serializations &
> best practices -- are squarely in the DC Architecture & DCAM / DCAP
> Also, wrt:
>>> who often wish that we had access too a broader set of
>>> perspectives in dc-arch
> I've been trying really hard to pull archivists & a few digital
> humanities folks into these discussions, with some success. Part of it
> is publicizing our discussions more effectively, but we've definitely
> added new blood to the Arch Forum lately. I have on my todo list to
> write a summary of the past few weeks' discussions and post to lod-lam
> & code4lib to continue pulling people in, and I'm planning to give a
> Record <-> Graph <-> Record, DCAM-filled lightening talk at code4lib
> here in Seattle next week.
> I'm open to other suggestions about where we can reach out to for some
> additional perspective.
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Bruce D'Arcus <[log in to unmask]>
>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Jon Phipps <[log in to unmask]>
>>> This post represents an interesting perspective from the
>>> scientific data
>>> community on some of the challenges to implementing semantic web
>>> and integrating them into existing system architectures and
>>> models. This certainly looks to me like a place where the DCAP/DCAM
>>> architecture coupled with some concrete implementation examples
>>> could be of
>> FWIW, I think the issue is much less about models than it is about
>> other stuff.
> Corey A Harper
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