Ross Singer wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> My problem with bibo is that it's strongly oriented toward academic journal
>> articles... I would like to see a comparison to MARC, if anyone has done
>> that, which might give us an idea of what isn't there. For example, I don't
>> see the various work/work, work/expression relationships. But it has great
>> detail in some areas, like time intervals and access rights.
> Well, I'm not sure I agree with the assessment that it's geared
> towards academic journals... there's been a lot of work towards all
> kinds of citations, esp. court cases and whatnot. See the examples:
Still looks pretty limited to me. What academics cite isn't a full
bibliographic universe. No music, no films, no way to do realia. And
citing isn't the same as bibliographic description. Don't get me wrong,
I think it's very complete as a citation format, I just don't think it
meets other needs. The right tool for the job... and all that.
> As far as not including FRBR, BIBO doesn't have to, because the FRBR
> vocabs: http://vocab.org/frbr/core.html and
> http://vocab.org/frbr/extended.html already do. This way BIBO can
> focus on describing citations, FRBR can focus on
> work/expression/manifestion/item relationships and other vocabularies
> can focus on other attributes (size, location, circ status, whatever).
Somehow, though, they have to work together, at least where they are
describing the same thing. I think the interaction between things like
FRBR/Work and citation is interesting and complex. The RDA Online effort
is working to allow you to assign particular data elements to FRBR
entities through application profiles -- thus you can have a 'work
title' which may be different to the 'manifestation title.' No one uses
these differences in citations, but then again we haven't yet used them
in library catalogs -- both citations and current library cataloging
limit themselves to describing manifestations. However, if you are
writing a literary criticism of "Moby Dick" you probably aren't only
referring to a particular manifestation, but to the work as a whole.
Right now, citation standards don't address this.
Also note that IFLA is registering the FRBR vocabulary in the
metadataregistry.org registry. I suspect it will look different to the
one at vocab.org, although I haven't looked at the IFLA trial version in
comparison to the one at vocab.org. Presumably FRAD will also be
registered by IFLA in the same way.
> This is part of the flexibility of RDF, the ability to pick and choose
> among schemas to describe resources however you need to.
Karen Coyle / Digital Library Consultant
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