Wednesday, December 21, 2005

MarcOnt Ontology

Some interesting work being done by the MarcOnt initiative.
With the Semantic Web emerged the Dublin Core Metadata standard for library resource description. Besides the fact that most of the information covered by MARC21 is lost, the full potential of the Semantic Web is not being used. It still seems to be the best core ontology for L2L communication.

However MarcOnt ontology, is based on a social agreement that will combine descriptions from MARC21 together with DublinCore and makes use of the full potential of the Semantic Web technologies. This will include translations to/from other ontologies, better support for L2L, more efficient searching for resources (i.e. users may have impact on the searching process).

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