In terms of Linked Data, it should make sense to treat citations as
text/plain variant representations of a FRBR Manifestation. The linking
aspects can be handled in HTML and RDF representations.
http://example.org/manifestation/1 (303 redirect to...)
http://example.org/manifestation/1/ (Generic resource 200 conneg to...)
Since there are multiple text/plain representations of the generic
resource being made available, conneg for Accept: text/plain could
return 300 (Multiple Choices) with links to each.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Karen Coyle
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:21 PM
> To: Jodi Schneider
> Cc: public-lld; Code for Libraries; Brian Mingus
> Subject: Re: "universal citation index"
> Quoting Jodi Schneider <[log in to unmask]>:
> > There've been some interesting discussions on Wiki-research-l about
> > citations lately, including a post today about using a centralized,
> > semantic wiki as a repository for all the world's citations, using
> > infobox-based citation templates, and expressing "cited by"
> > relationships as backlinks.
> First, I would like to know what folks mean by "citations" -- from the
> posts it seems that they are talking about it in terms of 'Science
> Citation Index' - which resources cite other resources?
> I always have a hard time figuring out how citation and bibliography
> connect. In libraries we create bibliographic data that has many of
> the same elements as a citation, but not all (e.g. lacks the page
> number of the cited text). Citations are mini-bibliographic records
> and haven't yet started to have some key elements such as ISBNs/ISSNs.
> It seems that there should be interlinking between citations and
> bibliographic data created for inventory and discovery, but that is
> not the case today. It would enhance the citations as well as allow
> for discovery in libraries or online.
> I would caution against a single repository for 'all the world's
> citations' but look to linking as a better solution. I would also
> caution against limiting citations to academic textual materials. It
> would be good to know where photographs, illustrations, maps, graphs,
> and data have been cited. To include these one would need to have the
> expertise of those communities. This leads me to conclude that we
> might have many communities of resource description that interact with
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