ICA RiC-O Call for Reviewers

A subgroup of EGAD, led by Florence Clavaud at the Archives nationales de France (ANF), is working on the development of the Records in Contexts-Ontology (RiC-O), which will be the second part of RiC standard.

There still remains a lot of work to do on the RiC-O files, not to mention that they must be compliant with the latest version of RiC-CM, on which a lot of changes will be made in the next few weeks. So we cannot at this stage release a first beta version of RiC-O yet. This beta version will be released before July 2019. However, the ontology has reached some quite consistent state, and it can be tested. A former version of it, dated February 2017, has been used, for a French archival Linked Data prototype (link). In France, some larger projects are now beginning to use RiC-O as one of the main reference models for creating large RDF datasets from some existing archival metadata

At this stage, sharing the RiC-O files with a greater number of persons may both help them to begin to think of some small to large scale RiC-O implementation and use that would suit their needs and context, and help EGAD to improve the quality of the ontology (since some feedback would be hopefully provided).

So, if you or your colleagues have some skills in OWL/RDFS ontological modeling, and also on archival science and archival description, and would be interested in accessing the RiC-O files, please fill in this form.

Please be aware that feedback must be provided in one of the two working languages of ICA (English or French) preferably, or potentially in Spanish.