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Atomic File Storage

In this message to the Atom Protocol mailing list, Peter Keane talks about using Atom to consolidate file storage/publishing options:

In higher education we (faculty,librarians, etc.) are drowning in digital collections ("one off's") that eventually need to be shared, ported to the web, … preserved, repurposed, etc. Current library tools generally hue to the Dublin Core way of looking at the world, which simply does not fit with the way faculty want to think of their stuff.… I don't really need/want the complexity of RDF and I certainly do not want to try to explain such a thing to a not-particularly-technology-saavy faculty member that I am trying to persuade NOT to simply build another Filemaker database!