Best practices for self-publishing scholarly metadata
For the ESWC2017 workshop on Enabling Decentralised Scholarly Communication, I'm proposing a discussion session on with the following topic: How to best mark up scholarly articles and webpages that we publish ourselves, in order to result in maximally useful data? I aim to discuss questions such as those I presented at LDOW2017, which include the following:
- How do we prioritize what to publish as RDF?
- What data belongs in a FOAF profile, and what data on a webpage?
- What ontologies should we use?
- Should we describe the same concepts using multiple ontologies?
- Should we reuse identifiers, mint our own, or both?
- Should we publish data in named RDF graphs?
The proposed outcome would be (a way to) a guidance document for self-publishers of scholarly metadata.
Yes, I think this works. It has some overlap with ongoing efforts but that's fine. Maybe really distinguishing between "self-publishing" to general publishing of scholarly articles. The latter was partly intended to be picked up here in this CG: https://github.com/w3c/scholarly-html . The former has many approaches as you know.
I think that the workshop can dedicate 30 minutes, so the real question is whether you want to get a sense of what would be agreeable from the attendees, and maybe initialise the output with that information.
Aside: I'm hoping to get back to preparing that more in-depth guideline for authors to contribute to LDOW and elsewhere. Was going to put that up as an article on the LR site. Maybe we can align all of this at https://github.com/linkedresearch/ (will move the existing issues from 'info' to 'linkedresearch.org' repo, and just work with the site repo).