22.07.2015 , 16:59 Karen Coyle:
> It makes little sense to create a blank node when an identity can be
> created. True, there will not be authoritative identifiers for all (or
> even most?) series, but merging can take place over time until most
> series have a useful identifier.
One might look elsewhere for series authority records. There are
literally many tens of thousands, for
almost all the mentionable series in the world, in the DNB central
database for periodicals and
series, the "Zeitschriftendatenbank" (ZDB), something much like the
CONSER project. Bibliographically,
the ZDB is not less ambitious than CONSER.
Those data are even available free of charge, and in MARC21.
Series volumes have been routinely linked to those authority records for
decades, in our
utilities' databases. So, even those links are already there, for
considerable amounts of
all the worlds series volumes.