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Re: Redefine and reuse?

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:59:50 +0200
Cc: kcoyle@kcoyle.net, public-vocabs@w3.org
Message-Id: <BAD0CCE2-B6D7-4B33-B32E-B81DD712FE6E@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Owen Stephens <owen@ostephens.com>
The serialNumber is in theory meant as a unique item identifier assigned at production or market entrance time, like the serial number of a digital camera, the Vehicle Identification Number of a car, etc.

A library-specific identifier (like shelf locator ID) is not really a serial number. I do not see major problems with using serialNumber this way, but it is not exactly as initially meant.

Martin

On Jul 24, 2013, at 9:37 AM, Owen Stephens wrote:

> Hi Karen,
> 
> How would you see serialNumber mentioned by Wes mapping against library item identifiers? 
> 
> Owen
> 
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> On 24 Jul 2013, at 00:15, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:
> 
>> Wes, I admit that some of this was a bit cryptic - were you suggesting the properties below as a solution? We have looked carefully at the full range of schema.org, in particular /Product and /Offer and are aware of these. They do not, unfortunately, satisfy our use case. Should "/Offer" be expanded to be more than "offer for sale" then the concept of a "merchant-specific identifier for a product or service" fits even though the actual term "Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)" is not used in the library community. None of the others represent a local number for an individual item (not product, but single item).
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> kc
>> 
>> On 7/23/13 2:45 PM, Wes Turner wrote:
>>> Need:
>>> 
>>>  * lookup/index books by a unique (local?) SKU number
>>> 
>>> WorldCat
>>> ----------
>>> 
>>> WorldCat OCLC supports RDF as RDF/XML, JSON, Turtle, Triples
>>> http://redd.it.com/1fm5z3/#cabsejm
>>> 
>>> (e.g Harry Potter as Turtle)
>>> http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41266045.ttl
>>> 
>>> [... semantic web books]
>>> http://redd.it/1g7ehd/#caj4d3ni
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Schema.org
>>> ------------
>>> * http://schema.org/docs/full.html
>>> * http://schema.rdfs.org/all.ttl
>>> 
>>> 
>>> schema:Thing > schema:CreativeWork > schema:Book
>>> 
>>>    /isbn -- string literal. ISBN-(10 &&|| 13 ?) number.
>>> 
>>>    [/sku -- string literal. SKU number] -> schema:Product/sku
>>> 
>>> schema:Thing > schema:Product
>>> 
>>>    /gtin13 -- ISBN-13 / EAN UCC-13 / 0UPC-12
>>>    /gtin14 -- GTIN-14
>>>    /gtin8  -- EAN UCC-8
>>> 
>>>    /productID -- The product identifier, such as ISBN.
>>>                  For example: <meta
>>>                      itemprop='productID'
>>>                      content='isbn:123-456-789'/>.
>>> 
>>>    /sku -- The Stock Keeping Unit (SKU),
>>>            i.e. a merchant-specific identifier for a product or service,
>>>            or the product to which the offer refers.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> schema:Thing > schema:Product > schema:IndividualProduct
>>> 
>>>     /serialNumber -- The serial number or any alphanumeric identifier
>>>                      of a particular product.
>>>                      When attached to an offer, it is a shortcut for
>>>                      the serial number of the product included in the offer.
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Karen Coyle
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>> 
> 

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