The first draft!

Posted under Everything! - Nov 10th, 06 - Comments Off

The first self-description draft microformat is now available. In future versions of this document I will be adding references to other Collection Description metadata schemes, such as the DCMI Collection Description, on which this microformat is based to some extent. I invite comment

Self-description – an overview

Posted under Everything!, Self Description - Nov 6th, 06 - Comments Off

I would like to introduce you to the self-description dream: “That self-descriptions make finding collections easier for everyone, by being writable by everyone in their own language.” That is a rather off-the-cuff expression of the philosophy of the self-description microformat, but the primary goal of a self-description is definitely to make collections easier to find. […]


Posted under Everything!, Self Description - Nov 4th, 06 - Comments Off

Self-description is I hope an easy way to make your collections findable by the masses. In a nutshell… You already write descriptions of your collections to go on your library or museum website. You probably have to use some form of (X)HTML to markup up that description with formatting Why not make that description available […]