Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) V. Giralt
Request for Comments: 6338 Univ. Malaga
Category: Informational R. McDuff
ISSN: 2070-1721 Univ. Queensland
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
received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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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) . 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 .
SCHAC does not supplant other person schemas such as
organizationalPerson , inetOrgPerson , or eduPerson ; 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",
"SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 .
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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