24.04.2013 12:04, Hauser, Julia:

> An updated RDF dump of the Integrated Authority File (GND) [1] is
> available for download [2]. It includes links to the German Wikipedia,
> DBpedia and also 1:1-relations to the STW Thesaurus for Economics [3].
> The data are also available via http, SRU and OAI.
> Further information about the Linked Data Service of the German National
> Library (DNB) can be found on our website [4].
> Best regards,
> Julia Hauser
> [1] <>
> [2]
> _

Great. But:

In the previous version (Oct. 2012), a record looked like this:
(unpacked file:  8.5 GB)

       a       gnd:Work ;
       gnd:firstAuthor <> ;
<> ;
       gnd:gndIdentifier "4099395-4" ;
               <> ;
       gnd:languageCode <> ;
               "(DE-588c)4099395-4" ;
               "Der @Sturz" .

In the new version, the same record looks like this:
(unpacked file:  5.9 GB)
	<rdf:Description rdf:about="">
		<gnd:preferredNameForTheWork>Der Sturz</gnd:preferredNameForTheWork>
		<gnd:firstAuthor rdf:resource="" />
rdf:resource="" />
rdf:resource="" />
		<rdf:type rdf:resource="" />

Why the difference, and where are these formats documented?
(One little but annoying difference is the presence/absence of the
non-filing indicator in the title field.)

Apart from these, there exists the GND-MARC format. The download would
be a lot more compact in MARC. Why not use this for downloading, or
provide it as an alternative?