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RE: introduction to linked data + library linked data, for catalogers?

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 06:47:06 -0800
Message-ID: <20110307064706.8088634duhc8laei@kcoyle.net>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
Cc: Jodi Schneider <jodi.schneider@deri.org>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Don't be so quick to take that back, Jeff. You may have been right to  
begin with. I'm not sure that there is a one-to-one between the  
headings in the MARC record and the headings in the authority records,  
nor that you could always substitute a URI in the bibliographic data.  
There are a lot of odd circumstances in MARC, like the 77X fields that  
have only a single subfield for the "main entry" -- which is a handful  
of subfields in the X00 fields. And "headings" are not one-to-one with  
authoritative forms.

It does help that libraries have long used controlled forms of names  
and of subjects. But you may be right about MARC --

kc

Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:

> I take that back. Controlled headings and various codes captured in MARC
> are convertible to Linked Data URIs with label lookups or added http://
> prefixes. LCSH and other authority datasets on
> http://id.loc.gov/download/ are an example of this. If MARC catalogers
> are using these controlled terms, they're already helping.
>
> Jeff
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Young,Jeff (OR)
>> Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 9:38 PM
>> To: Jodi Schneider; public-lld
>> Subject: RE: introduction to linked data + library linked data, for
>> catalogers?
>>
>> Jodi,
>>
>> To the extent that "catalogers" implies MARC catalogers, the general
>> problem is there are very few plausible places in MARC to put real
>> world object URIs. There should be more, but MARC standards are going
>> to move slowly.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: public-lld-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lld-request@w3.org]
> On
>> > Behalf Of Jodi Schneider
>> > Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2011 7:58 PM
>> > To: public-lld
>> > Subject: introduction to linked data + library linked data, for
>> > catalogers?
>> >
>> > A question I got asked -- and hope you can answer:
>> >
>> > Can you recommend an introduction to linked data + library linked
>> data,
>> > for catalogers?
>> >
>> > -Jodi
>
>
>
>



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