I don't think there has been any discussion on the list about this yet (sorry if I've missed it)
Much of the practical work in the area of linked data and libraries has made use of common existing vocabularies to publish data. This commonly includes:
Bibliographic Ontology (aka Bibo)
I think I've seen these in every implementation of linked data representations of library materials. They are often used alongside other existing vocabularies (Bio, frbr, isbd) and often a specifically created vocabulary to deal with elements that fall outside these existing vocabs (e.g. the BNB uses http://www.bl.uk/schemas/bibliographic/blterms#, Libris uses http://libris.kb.se/vocabulary/experimental#)
In light of this it seems notable that so far Bibframe doesn't specify the use of any vocabularies outside bibframe specific elements, and there is no information on how the bibframe elements might map to existing vocabularies.
So I guess my first question is - shouldn't Bibframe reuse existing vocabularies where possible? If there are arguments against this - what are they?
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