Linked Data Curation
DiscoverEd currently relies on feeds or OAI-PMH to aggregate resources from a curator. Third-party curators may wish to provide a list of resources with additional metadata without the overhead or restrictions of providing feeds or OAI-PMH support. This specification describes a linked, structured data model for curating resources for DiscoverEd without feeds or OAI-PMH.
Third Party Curator
Sally is an agriculture science librarian and as part of her work has collected a set of educational materials related to irrigation. She is not the author of these materials, but has applied a standard taxonomy to them. Sally publishes these resources on an XHTML web page, with structured data describing the taxonomy terms related to each resource.
- A Curator can list resources on one or more XHTML+RDFa pages. Resources will be included in the index.
- A Curator can include additional, arbitrary metadata about the Resource. The metadata provided will be included in the index, along with provenance information noting it's source (the Curator).
- What is the appropriate vocabulary for describing resources? OAI-ORE supports a variety of serialization formats, has rich aggregation semantics, and can include additional metadata about resources.