Provenance of Digital Publications

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Metadata: Provenance of Digital Publications

Use case
Provenance is an important part of a publication, especially for non-fiction publications in the context of science, education, news, etc. Last year, the PROV family of specifications was published to facilitate interoperable provenance on the Web. One of the documents, the [http://www.w3.org/TR/prov-aq/ PROV-AQ Note, specifies how several mechanisms to link to provenance from within a resource. We should explore support for these mechanism in digital publication formats, such as EPUB.
a concrete example use case:
  • An author publishes a scholarly article to a scientific journal, with experimental results for a specific dataset.
  • The author wants to link to the provenance of his/her paper (e.g. this paper was derived from this dataset), but he/she wants to do this in a standard, machine-interpretable way.
  • If the author has access to the EPUB file, he/she can add a <link> element to reference an external provenance resource. (title-level provenance)
  • Alternatively, the author can annotate the contents with RDFa, and PROV-O. (inline provenance)
Requirement(s)
  • specification of provenance at the title level
  • specification of inline provenance
Stakeholder(s)
PUBLISHERS-ALL, PUBLISHERS-STEM, IMPLEMENTERS.
Ranking
TBD
Relations/dependencies
Annotations TF?
Relevant W3C group(s)/specification(s)
PROV-OVERVIEW (Note)
PROV-PRIMER (Note)
PROV-DM (REC)
PROV-O (REC)
PROV-AQ (Note)
RDFa Core 1.1 - Second Edition (REC)
Comments
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Submitted by
Tom De Nies
Status
NEW