AW: Non- and Partial-FRBR Metadata

> Jon Phipps:
> > On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Jon Phipps <>
> wrote:
> >> Karen,
> >>
> >> This might be a bit radical, but what would happen to your model
> >> rather than thinking of the FRBR entities as 'entities', you
> of
> >> them as simply classifications/groupings of the properties
> describing a
> >> single bibliographic resource -- an item
> > Quoting Dan Brickley <>
> > I've been tempted by this kind of design too.
> > I tend to see FRBR as a source of functional requirements, rather
> than
> > of a direct OO class model to use in RDF.

Yes, and particulary in RDF (open world) we don't _have_ to have
manifestation-to-expression relation.

> Me, three, I have thought about it this way, but I can't figure out
> how to make it work on a real bibliographic system.
> Essentially, this
> is what we have today with MARC21 records (and ISBD records, I
> believe). All of the data describing either an item or a manifestation
> is created as a single set. Then say that you want to present a view
> to your users that shows them works, and all of the expressions of
> those works.

I agree in general, too. Would a possible solution  for the expression
level be to create an ad hoc-expression for each manifestation, just in
order to have one? That way you cannot build a good user interface _at
once_ but eventually you could (intellectually) merge the "records"
describing the same expression. That would definitely be a human task

All the best,


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