Call for reviewers – Records in Context

The Expert Group on Archival Description (EGAD) of the International Council on Archives (ICA) is working on the development of the Records in Contexts Ontology (RiC-O), which will be the second part of the RiC standard.

The ontology has reached some quite consistent state; a former version of it, dated February 2018, has been used for a French archival Linked Data prototype. In France, some larger projects are now beginning to use RiC-O as one of the main reference models for creating RDF datasets from some existing archival metadata.

At this stage, the ontology is ready to be tested. The 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.

If you are interested to access the RiC-O files, please fill in the form made available for registration. The call is open until 15 March 2019, and feedback will be accepted until 30 April 2019.