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Re: [xml-dev] Looking for XML schema for "human" events

     I'm not personally aware of such a format, but I have a suggestion. If
you haven't already done so, you might want to check out XML.org and
Biztalk.org. These are registries for XML doctypes/schemas that you can
search based on the type of criteria you described. If nothing turns up
there you can always try Google. :-)

     But if there really isn't anything suitable out there already just
continue with your own format. Coordinate its use with your trading
partners and develop XSLT stylesheets (or some other type of conversions)
to transform it when necessary. Or, be a pioneer! Collaborate with others
in this area - work with an existing organization to enhance their efforts,
or start your own "event-markup.org" sort of thing, maybe get a Note
submitted to W3C or form an OASIS TC.

Michael A. Rossi
Computer Sciences Corporation
856-983-4400 x4911

                    Monica Berko                                                                                   
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                                         Subject:     [xml-dev] Looking for XML schema for "human" events          
                    11:45 PM                                                                                       

I'm looking for any standards used for describing human events such as  -
seminars, meetings, exhibitions, projects.  MARC21 has a format for
community information but it is too rich. We need something simpler in
of data element choices but with the granularity to interface with other
scheduling systems.

As an example of an application where such a schema would be useful see
http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/events/. This is generated from a database for
which we have our own XML schema but we would like to start exchanging
information about events with other cultural organisations - eg - to
combined calendars of events.

There are some calendar standards but they tend to focus on standards for
exchanging date/time information rather than information about the events
themselves - eg. agents having a role in relation to the event, location,
description, etc.

Monica Berko
National Library of Australia