[open-bibliography] schema.org for articles

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Mon Apr 14 17:55:53 UTC 2014

I realize that everyone is already busy with more than they can possibly 
do, but the schema.org group is very close to implementing its solution 
for journal articles. You can find the proposal here:


The best way to grasp it probably is to look at the examples.

If you aren't familiar with schema.org, it is a standard supported by 
Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Yandex for metadata markup within HTML pages. 
There is simple documentation here:


A reason to care about this standard is that it may make it easier to 
gather article metadata from the web. It also may make articles more 
visible in the search engines. Unfortunately, no one from the academic 
community was involved in the development of the proposal. In fact, the 
group is highly biased toward libraries, whose view is more centered on 
periodicals themselves rather than articles.

In theory, comments should go to the list public-vocabs at w3.org. If you 
do not follow that list, I could forward any comments.


Karen Coyle
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