On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:49 AM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My gut feeling is that you should analyze your own data based on your
> own use cases and then posit a model - so that your ideas are clear
> before you step into the morass of BF assumptions...
On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:53 AM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]>
> .... I'm not sure how
> much BF is really going to tell you. I'm also not sure if at present being
> "BibFrame-compliant" actually does anything for you.
Calling something "BibFrame compliant" is like calling it "MARC compliant."
Being able to read/generate data and doing something useful are totally
different things -- the meaning rather than the structure of the data is
what is important.
You can think about this like planning a grocery store -- helping people
find things to satisfy their hunger for food is similar to helping them
satisfy their hunger for knowledge.
A good grocer thinks about what s/he has and can get, what people need, and
how to arrange things to meet those needs most effectively. Customers
expect pickles by the ketchup rather than the cucumbers or vinegar which
are in totally different areas of the store. They expect salsa by the
refried beans and nowhere near ketchup or tomato sauce (which are also in
completely separate areas).
A weird grocer thinks abstractly about UPC codes (which are technically
URIs), builds an organizational scheme around that, and then describes
peoples' needs in terms of that architecture. Sadly, too much bibliographic
modeling is like that.