Definition of a Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Schema for Academia (SCHAC)
RFC 6338

Document Type RFC - Informational (August 2011; No errata)
Was draft-giralt-schac-ns (individual in app area)
Authors University Malaga  , Rodney McDuff 
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         V. Giralt
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Category: Informational                                        R. McDuff
ISSN: 2070-1721                                         Univ. Queensland
                                                             August 2011

         Definition of a Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
                  for the Schema for Academia (SCHAC)


   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.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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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 (TERENA) [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 eduPerson [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.

2.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [1].

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3.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:


   Registration Information:

      Registration Version Number 1

      Registration Date: 2011-06-22

   Registrant of the namespace:

      European Committee for Academic Middleware (ECAM)
      Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association
      The Netherlands

   Designated contacts:

      Contact: Licia Florio
      Affiliation: TERENA
      Singel 468 D
      Amsterdam, 1017 AW
      The Netherlands

      Phone: +31(0)20 5304488

      Contact: Victoriano Giralt
      Affiliation: University of Malaga
      Central ICT Services
      Blvd. Louis Pasteur, 33
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