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Re: Books identifications

From: Cyril Otal <cyrilo@bookeen.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:25:46 +0200
Message-ID: <55C9E9CA.8000908@bookeen.com>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
CC: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-schemabibex@w3.org" <public-schemabibex@w3.org>
cathy.dolbear@oup.com wrote
> I'm a little confused by your use of "editor" in your example  - do you really mean "publisher"? And most vocabularies use the term "volume" rather than "tome".

You're right. Sorry for my bad English and my hazardous translations.

Nicolas Chauvat and Jeff Young : I appreciate your answers about 
vocabularies. It's interesting, since it seems to be works to implement 
them in RDF.

But I want to focus on identifiers (the first step of semantics), 
because even without a Triple store, it would be better to use the right 
identifiers to add more interoperability and prepare the semantic migration.

cathy.dolbear@oup.com wrote
> If you're interested specifically in identifiers for books, the ISBN can be useful, but bear in mind it only refers to the work in a particular format - so there would be a different ISBN for F1 and F2 in your example.

Could you be more specific ?
Will E1B, E2B1, E2B2, E3B1, E3B2, E3B3, and E4B (physical books) have 7 
different ISBN?
Will F1B, F2B1 and F2B2 (digital files) have 3 ISBN different?

I've read somewhere that a publication in several volumes will get one 
ISBN, and each volume get one different too. Is that true?

And still about ISBN : do you recommend ISBN 13 or GTIN-13?

> If the book is published online, you can use its DOI as its URI instead

A book can have a DOI and no ISBN ?

Why in Onix files[1] they are so many different identifiers? Or in 
BIBO[2]? What are their relations?

And what about ARK[3]?

Wikidata identifiers sound nice, but there is no authority to attribute 
them, and no warranty that each book will be identified.

Thanks all for your thinkings!

Regards,
Cyril


[1] : http://www.stison.com/onix/codelists/onix-codelist-5.htm
[2] : http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/ (all rdfs:subProperties of 
http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier )
[3] : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archival_Resource_Key
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