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Re: [open-bibliography] Draft development vocabulary for bibliographic metadata

From: Ross Singer <ross.singer@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 05:50:50 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTikA0_EsERl4MOIBu-lXzWhTNzPeDXQ3ZKaJpZRC@mail.gmail.com>
To: William Waites <ww-keyword-okfn.193365@styx.org>, List for Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data <open-bibliography@lists.okfn.org>
Cc: "rufus.pollock@okfn.org" <rufus.pollock@okfn.org>, "Ben O'Steen" <bosteen@gmail.com>, public-xg-lld@w3.org

This seems like a pragmatic approach to this.  Is there any reason why you
coined new classes/properties instead of reusing and extending existing

For example, it seems like you could coopt the Work and Manifestation
classes from http://vocab.org/frbr/core and add the (useful!)
hasManifestation property.

Seems like the ISBN/ISSN/LCCN properties could be taken from BIBO, as well.
Granted, BIBO doesn't set a domain for these properties (which may have been
your motivation), but I'm not sure of the accuracy of inferring that every
LCCN is a Manifestation, (subject authorities have LCCNs, as well as
archival finding aids: http://lccn.loc.gov/92162930), etc.

Anyway, I definitely think this simplifies the model (esp. with regards to
the state of existing data) a whole lot.


On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 12:10 PM, William Waites <william.waites@okfn.org>wrote:

> Just wanted to throw this out early, this is the development
> version of the vocabulary we are using in the bibliographica
> project.  Basically stripped down FRBR-like, with Work and
> Manifestation, planning to have rich sets of predicates
> expressing relationships between entities, almost any
> creative act constitutes a new work. Not many predicates
> have been defined, this is just a skeleton...
> http://knowledgeforge.net/pdw/openbiblio/file/tip/n3/obp.n3
> Cheers,
> -w
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