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W3C Digital Asset Management Ontology Community Group Call, 5th June 10am ET

by Ralph Windsor on June 4, 2018

The W3C Digital Asset Management Ontology Group (chaired by Aaron BradleyEmily KolvitzMatthew Patulski and Spencer Harris) has a conference call tomorrow (5th June) at 10am ET.  The call is accessible via https://zoom.us/j/8365763105.  The group was started last year and its purpose is discuss, create and maintain extensions to schema.org related to the Digital Asset Management Industry.  There was a session last month at the Henry Stewart event in New York (which I also attended myself) and there was some progress made, especially in terms of strategic focus:

To move towards simplifying, and making concrete our efforts, we want to recommend to the W3C Community Group that we work in smaller groups to develop User Journeys for three of the use cases we all have identified and ask that you all work on at least one of them between the June and September quarterly meeting.” [Read More]

Dividing the topics up into separate user journeys seems like a good plan to me.  The scope before was at some risk of becoming excessively wide and too diffuse before, so this makes sense to get some traction.

As mentioned in previous DAM News posts, we are gradually building some momentum behind the DAM Supply Chain Consortium – especially to establish an interoperability test platform using a private (or ‘permissioned’ blockchain) with three test vendors confirmed and some others considering the idea.  That subject is more about infrastructure protocols and transactions than schemas, however and at some point they both need to connect up together, so staying up to date with what is happening in that group is quite important from my perspective.

To that point, if you have an interest in interoperability, semantic web or metadata standards in DAM then you should participate in this call.  If you don’t care about these topics mentioned and you consider DAM to be an important subject for you then you should be thinking carefully about whether taking the risk of getting left behind in these developments is a sensible move, since they will ultimately shape the direction the industry goes in.

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