Re: Non- and Partial-FRBR Metadata

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Young,Jeff (OR) <> wrote:
> Another solution would be to identify the expression as a hash on the
> work URI. For example:
> <> a frbr:Work .
> <> a frbr:Expression .
> <> a frbr:Manifestation .

This would work, sure.  The only downside I see is that it would
require reconciliation and maintenance should a real Expression
eventually come along.

Personally, I think sacrificing the purity of FRBR (via
rda:workManifested, etc. with no Expression declared) would be a more
desirable alternative than the potential costs associated with
shimming in some Fauxpression just to meet the (unrealistic, frankly)
requirements of a(n ivory tower-esque) data model.

Honestly, does the internet break, do libraries spontaneously combust,
does data turn into meaningless gibberish all because somebody left
out an Expression resource?


Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 15:14:01 UTC