On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Ross Singer <rossfsinger@gmail.com> wrote:
Andrew, I think this may be broken?

https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Record/590814/RDF

That's just MODS wrapped in an rdf:RDF tag.


That's just the out of the box LOC marc2modsrdf stylesheet - so if something is wrong - take it up with them :)

Is this an invalid approach to RDF?
 
Anyway, I was leaning more towards RDFa, which wouldn't require any
additional output scripting.  All it is is a convention to embed RDF
assertions in XHTML.  This would then give the capacity to provide RDF
for any screen:  search, full record view, etc.

Yes, I like this idea. 
 

The thing that Richard's Library 2.0 Gang talked about was, basically,
sitemaps for catalogs with some extra, controlled, metadata so Google
wouldn't have to figure it out themselves from the HTML.  I still
think that's a good idea (it would jumpstart getting VuFind into
Google, for example), but it's not quite the same.

Yahoo!'s SearchMonkey (http://developer.yahoo.com/searchmonkey/), on
the other hand, would parse the RDFa in the pages and, conceivably,
make a WorldCat-esque union catalog.

Dunno.  Lots of different ways to get this stuff out there.

Yeah - I think this has some legs.  I'd love to provide a discovery service for VuFind.  Let people search Google or Yahoo or whatever RDF friendly search engine is out there and it help them find the closest library to their location and see the records from it.

Andrew