Re: [CODE4LIB] One Data Format Identifier (and Registry) to Rule Them All

2009-05-14 Thread Rob Sanderson
RDF is fine with one 'thing' having multiple identifiers, it just hands the problem up a level to the application to deal with. For example, the owl:sameAs predicate is used to express that the subject and object are the same 'thing'. Then the application can infer that if a owl:sameAs b, and a

Re: [CODE4LIB] One Data Format Identifier (and Registry) to Rule Them All

2009-05-11 Thread Rob Sanderson
On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 11:31 +0100, Jakob Voss wrote A format should be described with a schema (XML Schema, OWL etc.) or at least a standard. Mostly this schema already has a namespace or similar identifier that can be used for the whole format. This is unfortunately not the case. For

Re: [CODE4LIB] One Data Format Identifier (and Registry) to Rule Them All

2009-05-11 Thread Rob Sanderson
On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 12:02 +0100, Alexander Johannesen wrote: On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 16:04, Rob Sanderson azar...@liverpool.ac.uk wrote: * One namespace is used to define two _totally_ separate sets of elements. There's no reason why this can't be done. As opposed to all the reasons

Re: [CODE4LIB] Formats and its identifiers

2009-05-11 Thread Rob Sanderson
On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 14:53 +0100, Jakob Voss wrote: A format should be described with a schema (XML Schema, OWL etc.) or at least a standard. Mostly this schema already has a namespace or similar identifier that can be used for the whole format. This is unfortunately not the case.

Re: [CODE4LIB] RDA in RDF, was: Something completely different

2009-04-07 Thread Rob Sanderson
See also the thread, 'RDA: A Standard Nobody Will Notice'. http://www.mail-archive.com/code4lib@listserv.nd.edu/msg04422.html A standard nobody will notice ... for good reason. Rob On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 18:24 +0100, Eric Lease Morgan wrote: On Apr 7, 2009, at 1:15 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:

Re: [CODE4LIB] registering info: uris?

2009-04-01 Thread Rob Sanderson
On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 14:17 +0100, Mike Taylor wrote: Ed Summers writes: Assuming a world where you cannot de-reference this DOI what is it good for? It wouldn't be good for much if you couldn't dereference it at all. The point is that (I argue) the identifier shouldn't tie itself to a

Re: [CODE4LIB] registering info: uris?

2009-03-30 Thread Rob Sanderson
On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 16:08 +0100, Ross Singer wrote: There should be no issue with having both, mainly because like I mentioned earlier, nobody cares about info:uris. s/nobody cares/the web doesn't care/ 'The Web' isn't the only use case. There are plenty of reasons for having non

Re: [CODE4LIB] BISAC Subject Headings Lookup or Crosswalk

2009-01-21 Thread Rob Sanderson
And if you could get access to the catalogue, you could then train a classifier (maybe bayes?) to predict BISAC given the other types of headings (or other data) in the records. Rob On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 12:21 -0500, Andrew Nagy wrote: I saw a great presentation by Jesse Haro from Phoenix

Re: [CODE4LIB] RDA - a standard that nobody will notice?

2008-12-17 Thread Rob Sanderson
My first question would be: Why? Why invent a new element for title (etc.) rather than using Dublin Core? Wouldn't it have been easier to do this building from SWAP? http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Eprints_Application_Profile And my second question would be: Really? 251

Re: [CODE4LIB] Open Source Institutional Repository Software?

2008-08-22 Thread Rob Sanderson
To throw in my 2c. Eric Lease Morgan wrote: On Aug 21, 2008, at 4:34 PM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote: If you can figure out what the difference between an 'institutional repository' and a 'digital library' is, let me know. I think an institutional repository is a type of digital library. I

[CODE4LIB] ORE software libraries from Foresite

2008-06-09 Thread Rob Sanderson
to provide all the ingest, transformation and dissemination support required in DSpace. Please feel free to download and play with the source code, and let us have your feedback via the Google group: [EMAIL PROTECTED] All the best, Richard Jones Rob Sanderson [1] Foresite project page: http

Re: [CODE4LIB] Latest OpenLibrary.org release

2008-05-09 Thread Rob Sanderson
On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 11:41 -0400, Godmar Back wrote: On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Dr R. Sanderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Like what? The current API seems to be concerned with search. Search is what SRU does well. If it was concerned with harvest, I (and I'm sure many others)

[CODE4LIB] OAI-ORE European Open Meeting, April 4 2008

2008-01-25 Thread Rob Sanderson
Apologies for cross-posting A meeting will be held on April 4, 2008 at the University of Southampton, in conjunction with Open Repositories 2008, to roll-out the beta release of the OAI-ORE specifications. This meeting is the European follow-on to a meeting that will be held in the USA on March