Just a note of thanks for doing this.  Wishing someone had given similar early feedback to the RDA Steering Committee.


Kate Bowers

Collections Services Archivist for Metadata, Systems, and Standards

Harvard University Archives

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Subject: [EAD] TS-DACS comments on RiC-O

Hi all,


TS-DACS recently responded to a closed call for reviewers from the International Council on Archives' Expert Group on Archival Description (EGAD) on their first draft of RiC-O (Records in Contexts Ontology). RiC is a proposed international standard for archival description that is integrating and building upon the four existing ICA standards - ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF), ISDF, and ISDIAH. RiC-O is a draft RDF ontology based on the Records in Context Conceptual Model (RiC-CM)


While the draft version of RiC-O is not yet publically available, TS-DACS is sharing our feedback on RiC-O in the interest of transparency and in the hopes of continuing the discussion.


In recent updates, EGAD has stated that they plan to release RiC-O v0.1 by the end of September along with a public open call for comments, along with a second draft of RiC-CM v0.2 in Fall 2019.



Greg Wiedeman

(on behalf of TS-DACS)



Gregory Wiedeman

University Archivist

M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

University at Albany, SUNY

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