Be one of the first to use self-description

Posted under Everything! - Feb 10th, 07 - Comments Off

I am looking for volunteers :), who would be willing to have a go at marking-up their existing website collection descriptions using the self-description microformat. Any takers? Leave a comment, or email me and I will be in touch. I am also looking for people who would be interested in writing a parser / bot […]

New draft of the self-description microformat

Posted under Everything!, Self Description - Feb 10th, 07 - 2 Comments

Not had a huge amount of time available over the last few months, however, we have made some progress. Firstly there is a new draft of the microformat. Through the process of writing an XMDP profile, a couple of inconsistencies cropped up, so these have been fixed. Most notable is the use of title instead […]

Microformatted Mozilla

Posted under Everything!, Self Description - Jan 2nd, 07 - Comments Off

It seems Microformats are beginning to make the journey from cool-but-geeky-idea to average-user-reality. Alex Faaborg – » Microformats – Part 0: Introduction Much in the same way that operating systems currently associate particular file types with specific applications, future Web browsers are likely going to associate semantically marked up data you encounter on the Web […]

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 […]