29.06.2013 17:57, Jörg Prante:
> I think there are more things to tell about schema.org. A more complete
> picture is
> - schema.org is a web-industry initiative of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo
> etc. to "format the web", ...
> Prof. Stefan Gradmann's presentation (in german) "Semantische
> Nachhaltigkeit und Kontrolle: Gedanken zu schema.org und Linked Open
> Data" can be found at
Highly relevant indeed. Gradmann argues that with microdata the means to
express meaning in the Web is becoming the property of an oligopole.
(Classical censorship did not go that far, except in Orwell's visionary
"Brave New World")
The top priority of which is to create and direct attention on the Web,
not to convey meaning in any reliable way.
BIBFRAME can, I think, become a useful or even very important add-on to
our means for expressing meaning about resources. It can probably not
become a replacement for MARC, considering all the functionality of the
latter and its many uses most of which are still very far from what
BIBFRAME is presently capable of doing. In any event, the library
community has always been the owner of their data standards and should
make sure that this doesn't change.