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Re: a Simplified Ontology for Bibliographic Resources (SOBR)

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:05:44 -0700
Message-ID: <20111104110544.103519acuv3r24c8@kcoyle.net>
To: public-lld@w3.org
Quoting Jakob Voss <jakob.voss@gbv.de>:

> I searched for Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" in BL and found  
> dozen of URIs for it. Some are connected with owl:sameAs, but most
> have a particular number of pages and other properties like ISBN.

This example is a good one to talk about the difficulties of using  
"same as" with Manifestations. FRBR had/has (?) a working group on  
aggregates [1] that talks about the differences in Manifestations  
based on differences in added content. Different publications of P&P  
will not be exact copies because they will have, for example,  
different prefaces by experts. (BTW, publishers do this in part  
because it allows them to copyright that portion of an otherwise  
public domain work.) The Manifestations therefore have significant  
differences from a FRBR point of view (although there is still debate  
about how some kinds of differences should be handled).

BTW, the International Standard Text Code[2] is designed in part for  
this situation - assuming that the P&P text is the same, you could  
assign the same ISTC to these Manifestations. I think that ends up  
being the same as saying that these are the same Expression.


[1] http://www.ifla.org/en/events/frbr-working-group-on-aggregates
[2] http://www.istc-international.org/html/

Karen Coyle
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