Definition of a Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Schema for Academia (SCHAC)
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Network Working Group                                       M. Milinovic
Internet-Draft  University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb (SRCE)
Obsoletes: 6338 (if approved)                              July 08, 2020
Intended status: Informational
Expires: January 9, 2021

Definition of a Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Schema for
                            Academia (SCHAC)
                       draft-milinovic-6338bis-00

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for
   the Schema for Academia (SCHAC).

   The namespace described in this document is for naming persistent
   resources defined by the SCHAC participants internationally, their
   working groups, and other designated subordinates.  The main use of
   this namespace will be for the creation of controlled vocabulary
   values for attributes in the SCHAC schema.  These values will be
   associated with particular instances of persons or objects belonging
   to any of the SCHAC object classes.

   This document obsoletes RFC 6338.

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1.  Introduction

   The Schema for Academia (SCHAC) international activity was born
   inside the Task Force on European Middleware Coordination and
   Collaboration (TF-EMC2) of the Trans-European Research and Education
   Networking Association ([6]).  The initial aim of SCHAC was to
   harmonize the disjoint person schemas of the participating countries
   in order to have a common way for expressing data about persons,
   exchanged between educational organizations.  SCHAC, as are other
   person schemas, is designed to ease the sharing of information about
   a given individual between parties, mostly, but not limited to,
   educational and research institutions.  The main aims of this sharing
   are to provide resources to individuals and to allow said individuals
   to move, virtually and physically, between such institutions.  Thus,
   the SCHAC schema was defined with input from all participants'
   national person schemas [7].

   SCHAC does not supplant other person schemas such as
   organizationalPerson [8], inetOrgPerson [9], or [10]; it extends
   those where needed for the purposes of Higher Education outside the
   United States.  This characteristic has made SCHAC, originally a
   European effort, useful for groups outside Europe.

   TERENA joined forces with DANTE in 2014 to become the organization
   known as GEANT [18].  At the same time, TERENA delegated schema
   management to [17].

2.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [1].

3.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      schac

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   Registration Information:

      Registration Version Number 2

      Registration Date: 2019-10-30

   Registrant of the namespace:

     REFEDS
     c/o GEANT
     Hoekenrode 3
     1102 BR Amsterdam
     The Netherlands

    Designated contacts:

     Contact: Schema Editorial Board
     Affiliation: REFEDS, GEANT
     Hoekenrode 3
     1102 BR Amsterdam
     The Netherlands

     EMail: schema-board@lists.refeds.org

   Syntactic structure:

      The Namespace Specific Strings (NSSs) of all URNs assigned by
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