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On 7/11/05, Houghton,Andrew <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Metadata Object Description Schema List
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karen Coyle
> > Sent: 11 July, 2005 10:13
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [MODS] library metadata and RDF
> >
> > Yes, this does parse. But unfortunately, both the
> > MARCXML-lite and this RDF-able version are far from full
> > schemas for MARC. A field like
> >
> >
> >     <controlfield rdf:parseType="Resource">
> >       <tag>008</tag>
> >       <value>990101 n ancnnbabn           n ana      </value>
> >     </controlfield>
> >
> > is actually a couple of dozen data elements, most of which
> > are controlled by an authority list. Which brings me to the
> 
> I agree that to do MARC 21 justice in RDF you would need to delve
> deep into MARC encoding and possible AACR2 to pull out all the
> properties and resources.  But at a broad level my MARC-RDF-XML
> could be a useful bridge between MARC 21 and RDF.  I'm wasn't
> proposing that it was the best encoding.
> 
> 
> Andy.
> 

Man, I must have been asleep.  I just now saw this thread taking off. 
Anyway, my $.02:

http://www.marcont.org/

Though I'm getting Internal Server Errors at the moment, so google cache:
http://tinyurl.com/barp3

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Mike Rylander
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