[open-bibliography] A 4 star classification-scheme for open cultural meta-data
adrian.pohl at okfn.org
Tue Jun 7 12:23:47 BST 2011
as Jonathan says, the draft classification scheme is now published at
the LOD-LAM blog and can be commented and discussed there:
I took part in creating the document at the LOD-LAM summit and we had
some interesting discussions around it.
I myself have problems with it as it doesn't explicitely say that we
are talking about _collections_ of metadata. In fact, it isn't said at
all what "licensing metadata" means, i.e. where to attach the license.
This is problematic, because if someone only licenses individual
records, the whole collection could nonetheless be subject to
intellectual property rights...
Especially, this isn't good in combination with another limitation: The open
definition is only partly supported by the document. The requirement
that a work should be made available as a whole isn't supported.
I'll contribute more on this the next days if I get the time...
All the best
2011/6/7 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
> Just to follow up on this, as Karen says, this originated from the
> LOD-LAM conference in San Francisco. I don't have enough domain
> specific knowledge about how useful this would be for cultural
> heritage organisations (what needs it is addressing, etc) - but I'm
> pleased to see that it looks like all 4 options are compliant with
> For anyone who uses Google Docs, there is now a conversation in the
> comments thread which has emerged (and which might be of interest to
> folks here). For anyone who doesn't use Google Docs, there is now a
> copy of the document here:
> And a response here:
> I will try and ping a few people to see if we can also get a guest
> blog about this for the OKF Blog!
> All the best,
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>> Thought this might be interesting to people here:
>> Jonathan Gray
>> Community Coordinator
>> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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