[open-bibliography] Enabling Attribution of Author Credit and Scholarly Contributions

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Thu May 3 13:58:42 UTC 2012

David, I just gave ScoRO a quick look, but I wonder if you've mocked up 
data to test it out? The main thing that struck me is that it is a mix 
of "having" and "being", which I'm thinking might be awkward. As an 
example, there is "has authorship role" and "controlled project 
finances". In the library data I've been working on we've been trying to 
get away from the "has role" and moving it to "is".

Melville --> is author --> Moby Dick

rather than

Melville --> has author role in relation to --> Moby Dick

However, I may be mis-interpreting your intention, which is why I ask 
about mockups of data, which are easier to understand usually than 
reading through an ontology.

One other thing: have you run this past folks in the humanities? I'm 
thinking fine arts, music. I always find that they have an entirely 
different view of things from STM.

If I get a chance, I'll look through the other ontologies as well. I 
think your SPAR is a very interesting project!


On 5/2/12 9:36 AM, David Shotton wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> My apologies for mailing you again, but further work on the drafts
> previously sent has resulted in a revised and expanded set of documents
> to enable the contributions of authors and others to research
> investigations and resulting journal articles to be recorded by authors
> and published by journal publishers in an easy and systematic manner, so
> as better to attribute credit for their contributions:
>        SCoRO, the Scholarly Contributions and Roles Ontology, available
> at http://purl.org/spar/scoro/
>        SCoRF, a Scholarly Contributions Report Form based on SCoRO,
> available at http://purl.org/spar/scoro/SCoRF.xls

> <http://purl.org/spar/scoro/SCoRF.xls>
>        A completed Scholarly Contributions Report Form exemplar,
> available at 
>        The information from this exemplar form, as a human-readable Word
> document, available at
> http://purl.org/spar/scoro/Authorship_contributions.docx
>        The information from this exemplar form, as a machine-readable
> RDF document (Turtle format), available at
> http://purl.org/spar/scoro/Exemplar.ttl
>        A PowerPoint presentation for the Harvard Workshop, explaining
> all this, 
available at
> http://purl.org/spar/scoro/Shotton_SCoRO_and_SCoRF_Contributions-Workshop_Harvard_16May2012.pdf
> I hope you find these relevant and of interest, and I would be most
> grateful for any further feedback, particularly if it can be given
> before May 10th.
> Best wishes,
> David
> --
> Dr David Shotton
> Image Bioinformatics Research Group, Department of Zoology, University
> of Oxford
> South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.   Phone: +44 (0)1865-271193
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