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
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
> 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
> 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
> Good luck,
> 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.
>> Sharon M. Foster, B.S., J.D., 0.5 * (MLS)
>> F/OSS Evangelist
>> 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.
Corey A Harper
Metadata Services Librarian
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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