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

From: Tim Clark <tim_clark@harvard.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:52:20 -0500
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0A39F35F-967D-4C09-9A3D-8EC83175AA77@harvard.edu>
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Robert, 

Was unaware of that.  Too bad.  

I still think we should keep awareness both of Bibframe and of course of previous efforts in this space such as BiBO and FaBiO.   


Tim



On Dec 5, 2013, at 8:47 AM, Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com> wrote:

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> My concerns with the Bibframe effort are many, but their explicit decision NOT to reuse any existing ontologies is extremely worrying.  Regardless of the fact that their machines were shutdown along with the rest of the government, they claim that they cannot trust other ontologies to still be available in the future (even W3C ones!) and hence won't adopt any existing work.
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> Given their other, equally concerning, XML to RDF conversions such as MODS/RDF, I would be very cautious in expecting anything useful or even understandable to come out of the bibframe effort.
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> Rob
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> http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/modsrdf-primer.html
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> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:44 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> 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.
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> 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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