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W3C Issues Recommendation for Resource Description Framework (RDF)

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"The collaboration of the Dublin Core community and the RDF Working Group is a great example of how communities with common interests can inform one another's development, resulting in benefits for the broader information community. The result -- RDF -- is a technology that will play an important role in making the information infrastructure of the Web more robust, and enabling the flowering of a rich array of information services."
-- Stuart Weibel, The Dublin Core Directorate, OCLC Office of Research
"IBM applauds the RDF recommendation because we believe it is a foundation for providing a simple way to find information that is stored in digital form The Web of the future will not only need to determine what format a digital object is, an image file for example, but what kind of digital object it is, such as a photograph of a person or a Landsat image, as well as who to contact if you wish to reuse it."
-- John Patrick, Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM
"We are pleased that the W3C has established RDF as the format for metadata on the Web. With support for RDF in our next generation client software and in the Open Directory Project at Netcenter, we believe that RDF will enable the Web to live up to its true potential."
-- Jim Hamerly, Vice President of Client Products, Netscape Communications
"We see RDF as an integral part of our future metadata services to libraries."
-- Dr. Thomas Hickey, Chief Scientist, Office of Research, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

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