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MARCXML better than

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 13:50:17 +0900
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To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>

Reading Figoblog, An article in French
	"Back to the future"
	http://www.figoblog.org/document1485.php
caught my attention

In a long article, LANL is promoting MARCXML as the suitable format  
for Digital Libraries. No mention is done at all about RDF Technologies.


Excerpts.

Repository Librarian and the Next Crusade
The Search for a Common Standard for Digital Repository Metadata
Beth Goldsmith
Frances Knudson
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library

[[[
Introduction

Metadata is an exceedingly broad category of information covering  
everything from an object's title and date of origin to information  
about layout, presentation, and rights. Within libraries and digital  
object repositories, metadata is the cornerstone of the  
infrastructure required for exchange and use of information. While  
metadata standards abound, and acceptance and use of these standards  
is equally widespread, agreement on a common standard is much harder  
to find.
]]] -- Repository Librarian and the Next Crusade: The Search for a  
Common Standard for Digital Repository Metadata
        http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september06/goldsmith/09goldsmith.html
        Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:01:36 GMT



[[[
Conclusion

In 2003, MARCXML was selected as a uniform metadata standard for the  
LANL Research Library's digital repository. Reasons for the choice  
included its relative maturity in the XML standards world, its  
familiarity in the library community, and its ability to blend well  
with modern mark-up technologies. Perhaps most important for a  
nominally bibliographic metadata standard, it can be elegantly  
extended to adapt to numerous metadata needs. In the two-plus years  
that it has been used to map metadata records in the library's  
digital repository, MARCXML has proven itself to be robust and  
capable in meeting all requirements without breaking the standard  
while remaining flexible and transparent to downstream use.
]]] -- Repository Librarian and the Next Crusade: The Search for a  
Common Standard for Digital Repository Metadata
        http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september06/goldsmith/09goldsmith.html
        Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:01:36 GMT


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W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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