Am 03.05.13 15:49, schrieb Eric Miller:
> Jörg, could you elaborate on what you mean by a 'formal definition'.
> Are you asking for more concise, refined set of definitions for the
> BIBFRAME concepts or are you referring more to model theory notion of
One of my point is, I try to understand how Bibframe could be harmonized
with the CIDOC modeling efforts. To find equivalences or similarities in
the definitions of CIDOC classes and properties I think some level of
formalization could be helpful.
I learned that CIDOC
http://www.cidoc-crm.org/official_release_cidoc.html was derived into a
formal RDF schema. There is also http://erlangen-crm.org/ for a previous
effort to build a CIDOC OWL 1 ontology. And there is FRBRoo, a
harmonization effort of FRBR with CIDOC, encoded as RDF schema
My hope is the underlying Bibframe model is not too far away from
FRBRoo. Or we have to add another conceptual model to our work :)
> Correct. The BIBFRAME model builds on the Semantic Web/RDF set of definitions and concepts. In hindsight I should have added a more library specific view of glossary terms. If I had, it would have looked similar to the above. Thanks.
My definitions are just a rough sketch from my personal viewpoint of a
software developer. From my discussions with librarians I know there is
also another vocabulary, sometimes with crude semantics I do not fully
understand ;) I try to build a unified model for extending interlibrary
loan service from "things" to "resources", which may also be available
by accessing local or remote files, for example PDF documents. In that
way, delivering files over a network by a library service could be
modeled analogous to the delivery of a copy of a physical thing. Nothing
new - libraries deliver files over networks to patrons for 20,30 years.
But I learned that library items (FRBR items) may or may not include
such copies, to my surprise.