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[EP-tech] Issue in EPrints RDF URIs
- Subject: [EP-tech] Issue in EPrints RDF URIs
- From: cjg at ecs.soton.ac.uk (Christopher Gutteridge)
- Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:51:12 +0000
One other thing is a fundamental cock-up I made when I designed the URI
schemes for linked data in EPrints. It uses a single URI to indicate
both the catalogue record and the subject of the catalogue record. (see
the recent post about RSS feeds "published" time). Really EPrints
records talk about two objects; the catalogue record and the subject of
the catalogue record, and these should have distinct URIs. My instinct
would be to use a new URI for the catalogue records as most of the data
is about the subject, eg.
In actual fact, the RDF doesn't, by default, mention any properties of
the catalogue record, such as the deposit time, or depositing user etc.,
so this is quite easy to fix sometime in the future.
If I were implementing things today, I'd use
https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/ but that didn't exist in as complete a
form back then (also it is slightly badly designed in that it talks
about "datasets" and it's? touch-and-go if EPrints records are
datasets... I really wish this was just a catalogue vocabulary.
Christopher Gutteridge -- http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cjg
University of Southampton Open Data Service: http://data.southampton.ac.uk/
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