Metadata Call 2015-11-18

Time: 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Call-In Info: +1 (641) 715 3660, access code 651025 

Moderator:  Juliet Hardesty (Indiana University)
mcmillwh (Univ. of Cincinnati)

Agenda & Notes

  1. Subgroup reports
    1. Descriptive Working Group
      1. questions about timeline and goals
      2. unsure about how work on application profile lines up with developer timeline
    2. MODS and RDF Descriptive Metadata Subgroup
      1. met on 11/16 - notes
      2. went over NYPL-specific local genre resolution, decided not to support an official mapping
      3. looked at MODS OriginInfo Dates elements
        1. considering EDTF vs edm:TimeSpan for mapping to MODS dates
      4. conversion code is in progress
        1. ActiveFedora doesn't support RDF literals with language qualifiers
        2. can be tested at
    3. Applied Linked Data Working Group
      1. met last week - Applied Linked Data Call 2015-11-12
      2. discussed atomic update issue
        1. agreed to use a patch to exclude certain fields from results - SOLR issue
        2. recommended members test SOLR by applying patch to it
      3. discussed metadata enrichment interface - metadata_enrichment_interface.jpg
      4. Minting Linked Data URIs / Hosting Linked Data Vocabulary
        1. when a locally-constructed controlled vocabulary (that would be used in the object position of triples) needs to be made into URIs online, how can it be hosted in a  URL location? 

        2. one possibility is OpaqueNamespace by Oregon
    4. Segment of a File Working Group
      1. started draft of recommendation based on recommendations of open annotation for using fragment selectors
      2. defining use cases for incorporating open annotation recommendations into hydra/fedora space
  2. Issues / Questions
    1. none
  3. Review Metadata IG Requests and Priorities
    1. rights recommendation - still listed as a draft. Julie will move to completed work.

    2. Best practices for minting URIs
      1. Questions re: is this dealing with the question hydra developers had when they were trying to figure out minting URIs?
        1. if they weren't able to find a namespace for what they want to describe in a predicate, what should they use? 
          1. the recommendation was to use opaque namespace and use predicates there)

        2. are we talking about best practices for minting URIs for controlled vocabularies?
      2. the origin of this request is unknown
  4. Additional Items
  5. Action Items
    1. Julie will check with Karen for info on the origin of the requests re: best practices for minting URIs and the handling of blank nodes in Fedora
    2. Phone numbers on wiki pages to be updated