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Re: [metadata] FYI: BIBTEX Update at the LoC

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 14:53:50 +0100
Cc: Tim Clark <tim_clark@harvard.edu>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
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To: Luc Audrain <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>
So... afaik there has been a work for an RDF version of ONIX. I will actually visit EDItEUR in week, and I will try to find out more. I have the impression that a canonical representation of ONIX in RDF might go a long way binding the ONIX metadata with whatever metadata libraries or archives are using (whether that is BIBFRAME or something else).

But I admittingly do not have a complete overview of the metadata issues around publishing...

Ivan

On 05 Dec 2013, at 14:49 , AUDRAIN LUC <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr> wrote:

> As book publishers, we use ONIX for Books metadata to distribute on all the supply chain, physical and digital.
> It covers almost all of our needs or we work  at EDItEUR to improve this schema.
>  
> All of what Eric Miller says is relevant to our present concerns, noticeably around networking Works and Contributors.
> We find here suitable international standards as ISNI for Authors, but not yet for Works as ISTC failed.
>  
> Best,
> Luc AUDRAIN
> Hachette Livre, Head of Digitalization
>  
> De : Tim Clark [mailto:tim_clark@harvard.edu] 
> Envoyé : jeudi 5 décembre 2013 14:09
> À : Ivan Herman
> Cc : W3C Digital Publishing IG
> Objet : Re: [metadata] FYI: BIBTEX Update at the LoC
>  
> Agree this effort  is entirely and importantly relevant, and there are others such as CiTO the citation ontology,  as well.  I actually don't see any particular separation - there is a minimum an intersection.
>  
> If you look at scientific journal publishing, what is the difference between bibliographic info at publisher's website and at for example, NLM (National Library of Medicine)? 
>  
> NLM has in addition to the "pure" bibliographic metadata, a lot of search-oriented stuff like MeSH terms; the abstracts; and interesting sort of "hidden" metadata like "most similar to what other publications". 
>  
> No doubt publishers have a lot of process-oriented metadata, and there is likely other stuff I know nothing about.  But at least there is an important intersection set between libraries and publishers. Front matter of books always have ISBN, LOC or Brit Lib catalog number, etc. and you can expand out on common stuff from there.  
>  
> Tim Clark
> 
> Director, Biomedical Informatics Core, Massachusetts General Hospital
> Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
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> On Dec 5, 2013, at 7:44 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
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> I am not sure this is directly relevant to the Metadata Task Force discussion, but it may be of interest nevertheless:
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> http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/media/updateforum-nov22-2013.html
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> contains a fairly long video on LoC's BIBTEX initiative. Yes, it is library metadata, not publishers' metadata, but I guess one of the challenges in general is how to bring those together.
> 
> Eric Miller, who is one of the developers (and, actually, who led the Semantic Web Activity at W3C until 2007) makes a very high level case for the usage of a BIBTEX-like structure (starting around 49:00 in the video). His talk lacks technical details for my taste, but I guess that was the nature of the audience...
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> Ivan
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