On the holdings front also see the work being done on a holding ontology at (and related mailing list - discussion all in English


Owen Stephens
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On 23 Jul 2013, at 21:14, Dan Scott <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Laura:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Laura Krier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> <snip>
>> The area where I'm most involved right now is in releasing library holdings
>> metadata openly on the web, in discoverable and re-usable forms. It's
>> amazing to me that we still don't do this. Imagine the things that could be
>> created by users and software developers if they had access to information
>> about which libraries hold which resources.
> I'm really interested in your efforts on this front, and where this
> work is taking place, as that's what I'm trying to do as part of my
> participation in the W3C Schema Bib Extend Community Group at
> See the thread starting around
> where we're trying to work out how best to surface library holdings in
> structured data, with one effort focusing on reusing the
> "Offer" class. There are many open questions, of course, but one of
> the end goals (at least for me) is to get the holdings into a place
> where regular people are most likely to find them: in search results
> served up by search engines like Google and Bing.
> If you're not involved in the W3C community group, maybe you should
> be! And it would be great if you could point out where your work is
> taking place so that we can combine forces.
> Dan