[OAI-implementers] Qualified Dublin Core
Timothy W. Cole
t-cole3 at uiuc.edu
Mon Aug 9 17:41:58 EDT 2004
My take is that OAI shouldn't want to get back in business of hosting
schemas or namespaces for metadata formats. We went to some trouble to get
away from that when transitioning from 1.1 to 2.0. A blessed application
namespaces for qualified DC should be left up to the DCMI.
While DCMI decides how they want to handle things (and I know they won't be
quick), solutions like the one at CCLRC (we've done much the same here for a
couple of projects) and NSDL are fine. Any namespace-aware OAI application
should ignore the locally created namespace and hone in on the dc, dcterms,
and dcmitype namespaces and thereby be able to use those elements without
any problems. If your OAI service provider respects namespaces, it shouldn't
matter what namespace the container element is in -- that's why the XML
Schemas posted on the DCMI Website were done that way.
Isn't that good enough for harvesting purposes? Are am I missing a subtle
consideration that requires a canonical namespace for the container element?
University of Illinois at UC
From: oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org
[mailto:oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org] On Behalf Of Young,Jeff
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 10:33 AM
To: Mascord, M (Matthew) ; Young,Jeff;
oai-implementers at oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
Cc: LeVan,Ralph; Hickey,Thom
Subject: RE: [OAI-implementers] Qualified Dublin Core
Yes, this is the problem. Now I have two to choose from. This one, and the
one created by NSDL. I'm sure there are others out there. For the sake of
interoperability, it seems to me that the OAI community should bless (and
host?) such an "application profile" schema.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mascord, M (Matthew) [mailto:M.Mascord at rl.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 11:21 AM
> To: 'Young,Jeff'; oai-implementers at oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
> Cc: LeVan,Ralph; Hickey,Thom
> Subject: RE: [OAI-implementers] Qualified Dublin Core
> Hi -
> I am the developer of an OAI compatible institutional repository for
> the UK research council CCLRC. The URL is http://epubs.cclrc.ac.uk.
> We are attempting to capture & make publicly accessible any scientific
> research that has benefitted from the use of CCLRC's facilities or
> expertise. We recently went live on the OAI repository network:
> We provide metadata in both Simple and Qualified Dublin Core but had
> the same problem as you in finding an authoritative XML schema for
> Qualified Dublin Core. In the end we created our own that includes
> the schema defined at
> http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/qdc/2003/04/02/qualifieddc.xsd and
> described in the Dublin Core Note at
> http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/qdc/2003/04/02/notes/. This
> defines a container element into which elements from the dcterms and
> dc namespaces may be placed.
> I'm not sure if this is the best approach so would appreciate any
> feedback on this. Our OAI implementation can be tested at
> Kind Regards,
> Matthew Mascord
> e-Library Software Developer, CCLRC, UK
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org
> > [mailto:oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org]On Behalf Of
> > Young,Jeff
> > Sent: 09 August 2004 16:03
> > To: oai-implementers at oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
> > Cc: LeVan,Ralph; Hickey,Thom
> > Subject: [OAI-implementers] Qualified Dublin Core
> > I'm looking for an XML Schema for Qualified Dublin Core for use in
> > OAI repositories. I poked around the UIUC OAI Registry, but all I
> > found was a couple of ad hoc schemas used by repositories that
> > appear to be defunct.
> > Ideally, though, the existence and use of such a schema should be
> > shared across a broad community and not ad hoc.
> > Next, I searched in Google and OAForum but all I found was a
> > reference to a preliminary effort to establish such a schema
> > (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/dcmi/xmlschema/). This particular
> > document discusses a sample application schema for a DCQ container,
> > but the implication is that the final schema must be decided by the
> > specific application (e.g OAI?). Apparently, this has never been
> > done.
> > Can someone provide some guidance for doing this?
> > Thanks.
> > Jeff
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