Thanks, Glenn, for posting this announcement to this list. I'd be very
curious in general to hear whether EAD users have been following BIBFRAME
developments, and how they see the potential relationship between BIBFRAME
My sense is the hierarchical nature of EAD, and the often relative (rather
than absolute) component titles used in archival description, makes the
exploitation of EAD-encoded description difficult in a linked data
environment. However, looking at the model online
(http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/docs/model.html) it seems designed to exploit
relationships between entities specifically, so maybe this could lend itself
to re-framing hierarchical description for linking.
Then again EAC-CPF, and single-level EAD, seem better suited for linked data
From the BIBFRAME listserv, however, apart from Kate Bowers (way to
represent!) there don't seem to be many participants familiar with the
variables and structure of archival description.
I'd be very interested in hearing what people on this list are thinking
about this subject.
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