This example was specifically intended to illustrate MARC to simple Dublin
Core. If illustrating qualified DC, then, yes, it would result in a richer
We are working on revisions to the DC/MARC crosswalks which could provide
a basis for an XSLT that converts more metadata if qualified DC is used.
On Sat, 22 Sep 2007, Trace Bond wrote:
> Is some of the richness of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) being
> Referring to http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/:
> -the element <dc:medium> is a refinement/sub-element of <dc:format>
> and is intended to provide "The material or physical carrier of the
> -the element <dc:extent> is a refinement/sub-element of <dc:format>
> and is intended to provide "The size or duration of the resource".
> So perhaps the dc description of Sandburg's "Arithmetic" could include the
> <dc:medium>paper book with drawings and Mylar viewing
> <dc:extent>36? pages</dc:extent>
> Could the XSLT conversion somehow insert this extra information?
> PS: What LOC mail-list would fit this topic?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Rebecca S. Guenther
> Sent: Friday, 21 September, 2007 06:29
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [METS] Something wrong with this Dublin Core document?
> That example was prepared before the current DC XML schema came out. There
> was quite a long time before that schema was made available and the DC
> record on the LC site was created in 2002. Subsequently we have made
> conversions available using XSLT stylesheets for converting MARCXML to
> simple Dublin Core. The mapping is at:
> http://www.loc.gov/marc/marc2dc.html#unqualif. It might be good to go back
> and recreate the record based on that stylesheet. In any case, the
> conversion would put in dc:type=text.
> There is nothing in the MARC record that says it's a book specifically, so
> doing the conversion still wouldn't result in that. In any case, using
> simple DC would only result in filling in dc:type using the DCMI Type list,
> which also doesn't include "book".
> (I'm not sure that this discussion is in scope for the METS list, but that's
> where it started.)
> ^^ Rebecca S. Guenther ^^
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> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Gyani wrote:
> > Hi Trace,
> The metadata does not indicate its describing a physical book.
> few elements in dublin core do emphasise the resource manifestation and they
> are format.medium & type.
> both are missing in your metadata.
> secondly the xml is well formed & valid but it does not follow the
> convention specified by DCMI.
> Pls look at this link for more details -
> Ganesh Yanamandra
> "I haven't lost my mind ~ it's backed up on disk somewhere!"
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Trace Bond <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Wednesday, 19 September, 2007 1:15:25 PM
> Subject: [METS] Something wrong with this Dublin Core document?
> Is there something wrong with this Dublin Core document?:
> There's nothing (to my eye) that shows that it's describing a paper book.
> Another question:
> Are there relationships/collaborations between the METS standard/community
> and the Semantic Web standards/community?
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