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Re: Question about MARCXML to Models transformation

From: Diane I. Hillmann <metadata.maven@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:59:34 -0500
Message-ID: <4D77B1F6.1070804@gmail.com>
To: Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>
CC: public-lld@w3.org
  It might be good to note here that the strategy used by the eXtensible 
Catalog Metadata Services Toolkit is to parse the MARC records out into 
a WEMI structure, then go back and determine which Works are the same 
(and from there, Expressions, etc.), rather than try to determine that 
as part of the initial process.  This seems to me a good strategy.


On 3/9/11 10:53 AM, Ross Singer wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Richard Light 
> <richard@light.demon.co.uk <mailto:richard@light.demon.co.uk>> wrote:
>     This is probably my bibliographic ignorance coming out, so
>     apologies if that's the case.  I was assuming that "different
>     URLs" = "different Expressions". However, from the discussion I'm
>     realising that the issue is about how to tease out WEMI from
>     records which lack this world view.
> Richard, it's understandable - it's a mess!
> But this is sort of where I'm getting at.  Our best laid plans still 
> need to account for the 214 million records (just using Worldcat as an 
> example, meaning there are considerably more) that already exist.
> I think the day when we hit the 24 hour period that more RDA resources 
> were created than AACR2 we can begin to start thinking about how 
> RDA/FRBRer/etc. begins to shape the way we create linked data.  Until 
> then, all we have to work with is what we've got.
> -Ross.
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