Re: Proposal: Periodicals, Articles and Multi-volume Works

On 23 January 2014 20:52, Dan Scott <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:58 PM, Wallis,Richard <>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The SchemaBibEx Group has completed a significant piece of work to arrive
>> at a proposal to address the basic description of Articles within issues
>> and/or volumes of periodicals of most types - scholarly journals, magazines,
>> comics, etc.   The intention being to establish a basic structure that would
>> be applicable to many areas, which could be built upon in more specific ways
>> for certain domains if need in the future.
>> The proposal is on the Web Schemas wiki:
>> It proposes three new Types: Periodical, PublicationVolume,
>> PublicationIssue, and added properties for two existent Types: Article,
>> CreativeWork.
>> Through this work it became clear that the same framework would also
>> support the description of multi-volume works (e.g.. Lord of the Rings)
>> We also propose, although it is not our direct area of concern, that the
>> Blog type would then naturally fit in the type hierarchy as a sub-type of
>> our proposed Periodical type.
>> A couple of issues that arose in our discussions that we would wish to
>> seek comment from the list:
>> sameAs or url
>>  In one of our examples we reference the uri of another description of the
>> article described:
>> <a property="sameAs"
>> href="">10.1080/01639374.2012.682254</a>
>> The discussion was as to if ‘url’ was the appropriate property to use
>> instead of 'sameAs’.
>> I shared the majority view that ‘sameAs' was correct.
>> Stating owl equivalence or not
>> Some of the proposed properties are derived from the bibo ontology.  Our
>> inclination is to recommend that in the published documentation
>> owl:equivalentClass and owl:equivalentProperty should be included, as
>> against just referencing in text bibo as their inspiration.
> Note that a draft RDFS is at
> -- it currently lacks the owl:equivalent* assertions, but otherwise I think
> it is pretty close to being complete.

Ok I've generated a test build of the site, available temporarily at

Please take a look, it's often easier to review these things in context.

Thanks again for putting this together :)


Received on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 14:52:40 UTC