Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Metadata

Review (RVW) Module for RSS 2.0 provides a metadata structure for reviews (movie, restaurant, etc.) within 'blogs.
This specification defines the Review (RVW) Module for the RSS 2.0 syndication format. RVW is intended to allow machine-readable reviews to be integrated into an RSS feed, thus allowing reviews to be automatically compiled from distributed sources.
The interesting thing is it uses the RDF structure and Dublin Core for many of the fields. Looks very library like. The blogging tool Blogware provides native support for the standard. Movable Type has a plugin. Blam! is an on-line service built on the standard. Seems some folks see the value of cataloging, even if they call it something else.

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