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RE: AW: [Spam-Wahrscheinlichkeit=45]Re: vocabs, metadata set, datasets

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:21:48 -0800
Message-ID: <20110124152148.394437fpaw4u0l8s@kcoyle.net>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
Cc: "Svensson, Lars" <L.Svensson@dnb.de>, public-xg-lld@w3.org
I looked up a couple of these and what I saw was instances in which  
the publishing house was an author, e.g. "Ten years of Penguins" by  
Penguin Press, or the occasional rare book.

"500	__ |a "Of this book, there were made for Random house, New York,  
nine hundred and fifty numbered copies, with eight lithographs by  
Rockwell Kent ... this being number 155.""
710	2_ |a Random House (Firm)

To get into VIAF the string has to be a heading, and headings are not  
created for the string in the 260 $b publisher field.

To be a publisher entity (at least in AACR/MARC21) the cataloger has  
to have created an added entry corporate body field. I don't know  
under what circumstances that is likely to happen,but I would imagine  
that it would be used for rare books where the publisher is of  
sufficient interest. Other than that, we are probably seeing  
publishers as corporate authors.

kc


Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:

> VIAF has Linked Data for some publishers. For example:
>
> http://viaf.org/viaf/129138489
> http://viaf.org/viaf/134443168
> http://viaf.org/viaf/153153594
>
> VIAF treats these as rdaEnt:CorporateBody/foaf:Organization. In
> principle, though, any agent can publish something.
>
> Jeff
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-xg-lld-request@w3.org [mailto:public-xg-lld-
>> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Karen Coyle
>> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 8:06 AM
>> To: Svensson, Lars
>> Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: AW: [Spam-Wahrscheinlichkeit=45]Re: vocabs, metadata set,
>> datasets
>>
>> Quoting "Svensson, Lars" <L.Svensson@dnb.de>:
>>
>>
>> >
>> > I think it's an excellent idea to have publishers as first class
>> > entities (they really are a subset of corporate bodies, right?).
> When
>> we
>> > use RDA in the SemWeb way we'll have the possibility to link
>> publisher
>> > to a corporate body, or am I mistaken?
>> >
>> > All the best,
>> >
>> > Lars
>> >
>> >
>>
>> It is a good idea, but it may not be easy. Publishers (especially
>> lately) go through a lot of changes -- being bought and sold,
>> combining and separating. So the problem is less with the data format
>> than in deciding which corporate body should be associated with a
>> publication. Making this determination would be extra effort for the
>> person creating the metadata. And it doesn't exist for the legacy
>> data. That's the rub!
>>
>> kc
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>>
>>
>
>
>



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