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I know many people are enamored with keyword searches but I'd hate to lose the availability of browse searches of authorities for our users in pursuit of unknown and unnamed goals. I don't think we can build the necessary local indexes without local storage of authorities. Including both text and IDs makes sense when the IDs do have a purpose.

Mike M.

From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Stephen Hearn
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Current systems, maybe not. But we're trying to move toward an environment wherein the local system can take in a record stocked with machine-actionable IDs and reliably retrieve from the identified sources whatever kind of text representation is preferred based on automated negotiation with linked data sources.  The retrieved texts would then be used to build local indexes and displays. Until that becomes standard practice and maybe well beyond that point, bib data will continue to include text strings for subjects, authors, etc.; meanwhile we'd like the IDs to be there, too, so new kinds of processing and data management can be supported.

Stephen

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Mitchell, Michael <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
A naive question here. For all these entities represented primarily by a machine-actionable ID, do we expect they be able to be used by our LIS systems to form left-anchored browse lists related to our local resources? Subjects, authors, "uniform" titles? I'm not seeing local system authorities indexing if we are using IDs/URI's that pull remote text on demand. I'm probably missing something here.


Michael Mitchell
Technical Services Librarian
Brazosport College
Lake Jackson, TX
Michael.mitchell at brazosport.edu<http://brazosport.edu>




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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] What used to be uniform titles

I doubt that we'll ever abandon the idea of uniformly constructed text strings to represent instances of things in categories. What were moving toward instead is a shared system where the identity of things such as Beethoven's 9th symphony is represented primarily by a machine-actionable ID. That ID in turn will be associated with one or more standard  text strings for representing the Work in appropriate contexts.  Full heading strings will still be appropriate in index lists. Clusters of faceted information associated with the ID will be another version of this representation, useful for faceted result displays. Associating a collection with the IDs for the Works it contains will be  more important than associating it with particular text strings; but the end user views will still follow some kind of cataloging standard for textual representation.

Stephen
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Stephen Hearn, Metadata Strategist
Technical Services, University Libraries
University of Minnesota
160 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Ph: 612-625-2328
Fx: 612-625-3428