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Resource List Ontology

Working on our current project, Nad and I have been modelling resource lists - think course reading lists, but containing more than just reading material. A list is simply a collection of resources grouped into sections and annotated by the academic to give students guidance when using the list.

A resource list can take much more than just books. We're using Bibliontology to model the resources, so more or less anything can be accurately described. We've requested a couple of additions and are still debating those.

The structure of the list is described using a new ontology which we've published on vocab.org, but with a purl.org base URI. The ontology lives here: http://purl.org/vocab/resourcelist/schema

It also works just fine with the AIISO ontology we published a few days ago - so you can say which parts of your institution are using which lists.