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ERIC Number: ED564810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 39
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-55653-460-7
The Relationship between BIBFRAME and OCLC's Linked-Data Model of Bibliographic Description: A Working Paper
Godby, Carol Jean
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
This document describes a proposed alignment between BIBFRAME (Bibliographic Framework) and a model being explored by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) with extensions proposed by the Schema Bib Extend project, a Worldwide Web Consortium sponsored (W3C-sponsored) community group tasked with enhancing to the description of library resources. The key result is that the two efforts are complementary except for some common vocabulary required for the most important entities and relationships. The analysis presented in this document was prompted by the call at the end of the December 2012 BIBFRAME Early Experimenters Meeting for a set of Point or Position papers that work out technical issues and make recommendations for a number of sketchy, difficult, or controversial aspects of the BIBFRAME model. The description is based on a small dataset presented in the entirety in the Appendix. However, the analysis is based on a larger dataset derived from the application of a mapping algorithm from MARC to BIBFRAME on all of This document is being released as an OCLC report, but it is intended to be read as a working paper for the BIBFRAME community. The following are appended: (1) Example 1: The OCLC Schema model: Turtle syntax and RDF/XML syntax; and (2) Example 2: BIBFRAME: Turtle syntax and RDF/XML Syntax.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Research