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Re: RDA and ranges

From: Owen Stephens <owen@ostephens.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:46:34 +0100
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To: public-lld@w3.org
Cc: Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, richard@light.demon.co.uk
>  We already have (at least?) two examples of library catalogue data being
>> published as linked data (http://libris.kb.se and
>> http://nektar2.oszk.hu/librivision_eng.html). They go for a much simpler
>> approach to expressing the core bibliographic data as linked data.
> Can you point to where their linked data is to be found?  It's not obvious
> from the URLs provided.
> http://blog.libris.kb.se/semweb/?p=7 gives some detail for libris.kb.se,
and also documented to some extent in this paper

The Hungarian National Catalogue has documentation at

> Absolutely: give the world a set of pegs on which to hang their own
> assertions about bibliographic materials.
> As you broaden out the audience for this data beyond librarians, most of
> the data in a MARC record won't be of interest in any case.
> Agreed that audience for detailed bibliographic information is niche -
although I think it goes beyond librarians

> That's one approach: another is to stick with the project of developing a
> coherent bibliographic ontology, using e.g. FRBRoo to tie in with other
> areas of cultural heritage.
I don't see this as necessarily either/or

Owen Stephens
Owen Stephens Consulting
Web: http://www.ostephens.com
Email: owen@ostephens.com
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