AMF design in brief Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel/ Simeon M. Warner http://t8web.lanl.gov/simeon
Wish list • Data and metadata for action. Librarians have only documented the world; what matters is to change it. • Tool for academic self-documentation • simple to compose • drop-in functionality with OAI • intuition that comes from natural language
View of the world • Author self-archiving will work if it is part of the advertisement of academics • Creator has to be the descriptive focus, not the creation • we see a lot of paper by this person, she must be smart vs • I am smart because I have written all those papers
Resources and non-resources • Persons • Institutions • Collections • Resources • text
Natural language • Nouns • person, organization, collection, text • Adjective like • name, title, status, etc • Verbs like • isauthorof, hassponsor, ispartof etc
Example 1 <person><name>Simeon M. Warner </name><isauthorof><text><title> AMF Design in brief<title> <file><url>http://openlib.org/home/krichel/southampton_2001-07-13_1.ppt</url></file> </text></isauthorof></person>
id and ref • For propeller head use. • Records (instances of nouns) that are authoritative can have an id. • Non-authoritative records can refer to authoritative ones, using a ref.
Example 2 <text ref=oai:arxiv:...> <references> <text ref=oai:arxiv:.../> </references> </text>
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