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Re: Cataloguing terminology

From: <gordon@gordondunsire.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:03:58 +0100 (BST)
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
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Antoine
 
Some kind of de-referencing, as you suggest, is being planned. IFLA has only
just begun to develop an infrastructure to support this, via the newly-approved
IFLA Namespaces Working Group. But the intention for MulDiCat is to offer a
service to de-reference individual URIs, so they can be used in linked-data.
 
Because MulDiCat is based on a language-specific vocabulary (that is, English),
it is likely that non-opaque URIs will be used; e.g.
http://iflastandards.info/ns/muldicat#Agent
 
The intention of MulDiCat is to provide a tool for translators of IFLA
documents, which often originate in English. The ISBD and FRBR Review Groups are
discussing its potential application to the RDF versions of ISBD and
FRBR/FRAD/FRSAD, etc.
 
Cheers
 
Gordon
 

On 25 August 2010 at 14:01 Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl> wrote:

> On 8/25/10 1:38 PM, gordon@gordondunsire.com wrote:
> >
> >
> > All
> >
> > IFLA has now published the latest version the Multilingual dictionary of
> > cataloguing terms and concepts (MulDiCat), at:
> >
> > http://www.ifla.org/en/publications/multilingual-dictionary-of-cataloguing-terms-and-concepts-muldicat
> >
> > I have added a link to the wiki page for library terms.
> >
> > A SKOS version of MulDiCat is in preparation.
>
>
> Cool stuff!
>
> Out of curioisty, is there also a linked-data style publication for this SKOS
> version, where the terms would be served individually over the web?
> Like http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/skos.html#prefLabel which you land
> from http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#prefLabel , if your browser seeks
> HTML...
>
> This way we (or other people) could just use the URI of the SKOS elements as
> pointers for individual terms, for reference on the library resource page (if
> we add specific terms there) or in individual mails...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Antoine
>
>
>
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