Something For Archives in

The recent release of the vocabulary (version 3.5) includes new types and properties, proposed by the W3C Schema Architypes Community Group, specifically target at facilitating the web sharing of archives data to aid discovery. When the Group, which I have the privilege to chair, approached the challenge of building a proposal to make useful for archives, it was identified that the vocabulary could be already used to describe the things & collections that you find in archives.  What was missing was the ability to identify the archive holding organisation, and the fact that an item is being held

Bibframe – – Chocolate Teapots

In a session at the IFLA WLIC in Kuala Lumpur – my core theme being that there is a need to use two [linked data] vocabularies when describing library resources — Bibframe for cataloguing and [linked] metadata interchange — for sharing on the web for discovery.

The Three Linked Data Choices for Libraries

We are [finally] on the cusp of establishing a de facto Linked Data approach for libraries and their system suppliers – not there yet but getting there.

We have a choice between BIBFRAME 2.0,, Linky MARC and doing nothing.

Testing output formats

Part of my efforts working with Google in support of the structured web data vocabulary, its extensions, usage and implementation, is to introduce new functionality and facilities on to the site.

I have recently concluded a piece of work to improve accessibility to the underlying definition of vocabulary terms in various data formats, which is now available for testing and comment.

Hidden Gems in the new 3.1 Release

I spend a significant amount of time working on the supporting software, vocabulary contents, and application of So it is with great pleasure, and a certain amount of relief, I share the release of 3.1 and share some hidden gems you find in there.

Evolving in Practice Pt3: Choosing Where to Extend

OK. You have read the previous posts in this series. You have said to yourself I only wish that I could describe [insert you favourite issue here] in You are now inspired to do something about it, or get together with a community of colleagues to address the usefulness of for your area of interest. Then comes the inevitable question: Where do I focus my efforts – the core vocabulary or a Hosted Extension or an External Extension?