Schema.org for Archives

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I would like to propose a session to review and update an initiative that came out of the LODLAM Summit 2015 in Sydney.

Interest was expressed in Sydney in exploring how data, about resources held within archives, could be widely shared on the web, to aid discovery, using the Schema.org vocabulary.  The intention being to emulate the successful efforts in the bibliographic domain by the Schema Bib Extend W3C Community Group that resulted n the bib.schema.org extension to the main schema.org vocabulary and its supporting documentation.

A W3C Community Group – Schema Architypes – was set up,  chaired by myself.  Recent activity in the group has centred around a ‘straw man’ proposal for a small number of new terms to extend Schema.org that would enable the description of archive holding organisations, archives/fonds, and the resources they contain.

The session would provide the opportunity to review the proposal, the intention that underpins it, and contribute to and engage with the discussion to move it forward.

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