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Re: How to express a photography with FRBR on Flickr

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 11:03:57 -0700
Message-Id: <0907B0DB-11E5-421B-96B9-DAA8124D176B@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>

On 7 Sep 2005, at 04:59, Karl Dubost wrote:

> As I was doing a bit of research this night about it, I found this  
> too.

Very good find! Thank you for sending this on.

> * In the [SMART model][3],
>     a digitised object is a new manifestation of the work and
>     expression embodied in the original manifestation (like
>     a microform at the Library of Congress).

This works for me, I think.

> * In the [Harvard University reference model][4],
>     a digital archival master is a new  expression of
>     a graphic work, and it has a “surrogate for” relationship
>     to the original expression (labelled: “analog”).

I can understand why they'd do this, but I think I'd disagree.

> Maybe we have to define what's a photograph indeed and see how does  
> it (or not) fit in FRBR model?

That's certainly one way of doing it! Another is to attempt to model  
some set of photographs straight from the FRBR (or a cast vocabulary  
of such), and see if it works and how the querying goes. It depends  
on how much faith one has in the correctness of the FRBR model!

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