---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Alan Paull" <a...@alanpaull.co.uk> Date: Feb 13, 2012 5:19 PM Subject: Course Data Programme - can we pick your brains? To: "jw...@lincoln.ac.uk" <jw...@lincoln.ac.uk>
Someone from JISC may well have contacted you about our work in the Course Data Programme, which is attempting to herd 63 projects in the direction of good courses information management using XCRI-CAP. I see that you're involved anyway as part of the University of Lincoln's project, and you have an XCRI-CAP 1.1 feed too.
I'm wondering if you might be able to give us some advice on cool URIs, domains and namespaces. It would be good to come up with some definitive advice on use of cool URIs as links and / or identifiers or both; and particularly in relation to open data initiatives. I'm leading a work strand on data definitions and vocabularies for the Course Data Programme, and I hope you'll be participating in our discussions on that - your help would be much appreciated.
As a sample of the type of esoteric issues I'm wrestling with at the moment, I'm trying to think about how to reconcile this: The Linking You Toolkit recommends .ac.uk/courses/… (for example nottingham.ac.uk/courses/…). However open data is often held in a domain with "data" in it, for example " data.open.ac.uk" would hold all the linked open data for the Open University. Which is better?