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On May 3, 2013, at 7:05 AM, Jörg Prante <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Bernhard,
> 
> I am also interested in getting some information about the abstract concepts behind Bibframe, like a formal definition.

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 formality?

> Not an exact answer to your question, but for my own data modeling work about library items and holdings, I specified the following generic approach  (and is still incomplete yet). The notion of "resource", "property", and "statement" are equivalent to the Semantic Web/RDF effort:
> 
> "A resource is a thing that can be described by making statements about it
> and can be identified. The statements specify the properties of the resource
> by asserting values to the properties, and they specify typed links to other resources.
> 
> A web resource is a web page that can be described by making statements about
> it and can be identified on the web. The statements specify the properties
> of the web resource by asserting values to the properties, and they
> specify typed links to other resources.
> 
> A library item is a physical thing that can be identified in a library.
> A library item can be made available for library services.
> 
> A library resource is a library item or a right about a thing a library
> can make use of (for example, a license for accessing a web resource).
> A library resource can be offered by a library service to the public,
> to patrons, to librarians, or to other libraries.
> 
> A library catalog resource is a description by making statements about
> a library resource. The statements specify the properties of the library
> catalog resource by asserting values to the properties, and they specify typed links
> to other resources.
> 
> Library holdings are descriptions of library resources to make them available for
> library services."


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.

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