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Why Schema.org?

  1. 1. Why ?Richard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjwThe world’s libraries. Connected.
  2. 2. Why ?for libraries ?and many other sectors!
  3. 3. Why
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/Why Catalogue ?
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/2406513532/Why Catalogue ?So people can findour stuff !
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/Where are ?our users
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/Where are ?our users
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/2329267266/Where are ?our users
  9. 9. are inour users
  10. 10. are inour users
  11. 11. are innotnotour users
  12. 12. are innotnotother search engines are availableour users
  13. 13. our data are not in
  14. 14. our data are not in
  15. 15. our data are not inWhy?
  16. 16. our data are not inWhy?does not understand:Marc, ISBD, OAI-PMH, RDA, Z39.50, Onyx ....insert you favorite standard here!
  17. 17. Does Understand
  18. 18. happiness philosophyA broadvocabulary todescribe‘things’on the web
  19. 19. • June 2011: Launch of Schema.org
  20. 20. • June 2011: Launch of Schema.org• June 2012: 7%-10% of crawled pages contain Schema.org markup
  21. 21. is
  22. 22. isgood enough ?• For library data exchange
  23. 23. isgood enough ?• For library data exchange - No
  24. 24. isgood enough ?• For library data exchange• For sharing library data with the world- No
  25. 25. isgood enough ?• For library data exchange• For sharing library data with the world- No- Almost
  26. 26. http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex• Short lived group• Libraries, Publishers, Consumers, SystemVendors, Linked Data, Standards Bodies• Library is only one focus
  27. 27. libraries should use
  28. 28. libraries should useto describe & linkresources to the web
  29. 29. libraries should useto describe & linkresources to the webapplying other vocabularies andstandardsat the same time asat the same time as
  30. 30. That’s
  31. 31. WhyRichard WallisTechnology EvangelistOCLC@rjwThe world’s libraries. Connected.for librariesThat’shttp://slideshare.net/rjwand many other sectors!

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