Hi, Corey! I went to NYU back in the days when the Bronx campus still
belonged to NYU.
Michael, Chris, Corey, thanks so much for all your input. I was sure
when I described my project that I would learn that it's already been
done to death. It's good to know that I may have stumbled onto
relatively new ground.
On 7/17/07, Corey A Harper <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sharon, Michael, & others --
> Within the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, the Tools Community is
> working on a Tools Application Profile. The AP is still in draft form,
> and draws heavily upon the DOAP namespace referenced by Michael.
> At present, the Tools AP is largely focused on describing tools,
> algorithms and software applications for working with metadata.
> However, I think it is important that this work address the descriptive
> requirements of applications and web-services for supporting digital
> libraries, as well as being applicable to the needs of software
> preservation repositories.
> If anyone on this list has feedback on this draft proposal, I'd be happy
> to share it with the DCMI Tools Community, and would encourage those
> that are interested to join the DCMI Tools Mailing List, linked off of
> the Community homepage:
> Michael J. Giarlo wrote:
> > Howdy Sharon,
> > Not sure if this is perfect, but you might check out DOAP (Description of a
> > Project). Quoth Wikipedia:
> > "*DOAP* (Description Of A Project) is an attempt to make an RDF
> > schema<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDF_Schema>and
> > XML <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Markup_Language> vocabulary to
> > describe open-source <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source>
> > projects. It
> > was created and initially developed by Edd Dumbill to convey semantically
> > information associated with open-source software projects. It is currently
> > used in O'Reilly's <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Reilly_Media>
> > CodeZoo<http://www.codezoo.com/>and the Apache
> > Software
> > Foundation's<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Software_Foundation>
> > project
> > page <http://projects.apache.org/>. There are currently generators,
> > validators <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Validator>, viewers and converters
> > to enable more projects to be able to be included in the semantic
> > web<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_web>
> > ."
> > Good luck,
> > -Mike
> > On 7/17/07, Sharon Foster <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Please forgive the cross-posting.
> >> For my final project in the class Digital Libraries, I am bringing
> >> together a "bibliography" ("appliography"?) of open source software
> >> applications and free web services that would be useful in the
> >> construction of digital libraries. (How self-referential can you get?
> >> ;-)) I am looking for advice on finding, selecting, and using an
> >> existing XML schema that would include syntax for the type of
> >> application, target platforms, OSs, licensing, etc.
> >> In searching Ask.com and Google, I zeroed in on OSD, the Open Software
> >> Description Format, but I'm not finding a lot of new material about
> >> it, and I can't recall ever reading about it. Is this in fact the
> >> latest and greatest? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Sharon
> >> --
> >> Sharon M. Foster, B.S., J.D., 0.5 * (MLS)
> >> F/OSS Evangelist
> >> Cheshire Public Library
> >> 104 Main Street
> >> Cheshire, CT 06410
> >> http://www.cheshirelibrary.org
> >> My library school portfolio: http://home.southernct.edu/~fosters4/
> >> Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
> Corey A Harper
> Metadata Services Librarian
> Bobst Library
> New York University
> 70 Washington Square South
> New York, NY 10012
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Sharon M. Foster, B.S., J.D., 0.5 * (MLS)
Cheshire Public Library
104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
My library school portfolio: http://home.southernct.edu/~fosters4/
Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.