`Aligning BIBFRAME with The Schema/Bib Extend Model` © OCLC

Report
Carol Jean Godby, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
BIBFRAME Update session, ALA 2013
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Aligning BIBFRAME
with The Schema/Bib
Extend model
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Bibliographic Descriptions in
Schema.org: Rationale
• Increase the visibility of library resources in the
major search engines.
• Engage at the W3C level for representation of
library data.
• Address defects in the Schema model for
representing bibliographic data.
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The context
• OCLC’s alpha release of linked data for
WorldCat.org.
• The BIBFRAME Early Experimenters group.
• The Schema Bib Extend W3C Community group.
• OCLC’s experiments with SchemaBibEx and
BIBFRAME.
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Schema.org and BibFrame: big alignments
Data coverage
Schema.org
BibFrame
Modeling detail
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Issues
• Representation of FRBR Works and
Expressions in Schema.org
• Alignment of BIBFRAME Authorities and
Annotations
• Moving beyond the Dublin Core-like
description
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A recommended division of labor
SchemaBibEx advocates lead
BIBFRAME leads
• Evaluate Schema.org for
library descriptions.
• Develop BIBFRAME and
harmonize with other postMARC standards.
• Negotiate with Schema.org
to adopt changes.
• Work with specialized
libraries to expand
BIBFRAME’s descriptive
capacity.
• Map BIBFRAME concepts
to Schema.org.
• Map MARC concepts to
BIBFRAME.
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For more information
• Ted Fons, Jeff Penka, and Richard Wallis. “OCLC’s Linked Data Initiative:
Using Schema.org to Make Library Data Relevant on the Web.” Information
Standards Quarterly. Spring/Summer 2012. 24:3.
• http://www.essepuntato.it/lode/http://purl.org/library/
• Carol Jean Godby. 2013. The Relationship between BIBFRAME and the
Schema.org ‘Bib Extensions’ Model: A Working Paper.
• http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/publications/library/2013/2013-05.pdf.
• Schema Bib Extend Community Group – W3C.
• http://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
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