[OAI-implementers] Sets in and subjects in OAI-PMH

Pete Johnston p.johnston@ukoln.ac.uk
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:01:32 +0100

Caroline Arms said:

> I can see reason for wanting branding at the set level, but I 
> have been more interested in getting rich set descriptions 
> out there to see if harvesters found them useful [the answer 
> from the harvesters I care about has been "yes"].  I used 
> Dublin Core because it was there.  If someone else wanted to 
> create a schema that added a branding element, I would use 
> it.

It seems appropriate to mention here that the DCMI Collection
Description Working Group 


(to which I know several people here already contribute) is currently
working on developing a simple Dublin Core-based schema (a DC
"application profile" in DCMI terminology) for collection-level

It seems to me such a schema could be deployed to describe either the
content of an entire repository or a set, as suggested in the document
Caroline pointed to. And one of the requests from WG members was that
the schema should include a property that provided a pointer to a
(collection-specific) logo. 

That property is not listed in the current draft 


as I've been too busy in the last few days to produce a new draft that
reflects the decisions at our meeting at DC-2003


But I'll have an updated version out, umm, real soon....

Pete Johnston 
Interoperability Research Officer 
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