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I agree with your proposal, considering how easy it is today to create and maintain Meetups, user groups in Google, wiki pages, iCalendar, etc.   

In addition, we have to extend MARC Community to incorporate SIOC as data feed output, Http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantically-Interlinked_Online_Communities

Amanda Xu Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 5, 2012, at 23:18, "Hider, Philip" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've started a research project on how online community information (CI) can be organised by libraries and other CI providers to effectively address the needs of both end-users and service providers. There appear to be few standards in this area, but there is, of course, the MARC Community Information Format, used by a number of public libraries, including some in Australia. Although the MARC CIF doesn't deal with bibliographic data as such, I guess this Initiative might look into its redevelopment as well?
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> Talking to CI providers here in Australia, it seems that there's plenty of scope, and need, for a new, RDF-aligned schema, consisting of the elements required to describe 'community resources' (services, groups, events, etc.). I think it would be good, from both a systems and linked data point of view, if this could be developed at the same time as the Initiative was looking at the encoding of the RDA/AACR/DC element sets, etc.
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