W3C DAM Group kick-off today! Why I’m interested in schema.org for DAM
Today’s the first telco of the new W3C DAM Group (official name: Digital Asset Management Industry Business Ontology Community Group). A big thank you to Emily Kolvitz for starting it! There’s still time to join in…
The group currently has 31 participants, including several experts well known in the DAM community.
I’m participating because DAM interoperability and Linked Data are among my pet topics – but also because I’m now working for an organization that runs maybe a dozen content focused systems: DAM, WCMS, content production, workflow systems etc., each of which need to be able to exchange and/or link content items. Having a simple standard for core DAM metadata exchange should help us identify and link assets, migrate them, and build an “enterprise search engine” and “content picker” (think “File/Open” dialog or the “Dropbox Chooser”) on top of all those content stores.
I wrote about schema.org for DAM here:
- Improving DAM Interoperability In 2017 (2017-03, together with Margaret Warren)
- schema.org RDFa markup for a DAM hypermedia API (2016-01)
- How the Semantic Web Will Affect Digital Asset Management (2015-12, together with Margaret Warren and Demian Hess)
- schema.org markup for a DAM system photo record (2015-12)
- RDF and schema.org for DAM interoperability (2015-05)
- Image metadata on the Web: URL as identifier (2013-05)
- Mark Davey: We are all entities now (2014-05)
- Ralph Windsor: DAM Interoperability In 2017 – Where Do We Go From Here? (2017-03)