This is a topic that has been heavily studied, as it is interesting, and important to organizations like DARPA, etc.
A tangible geographical area.
The group of agents associated with a specific geographical area.
Under certain ("dualist") assumptions, a geopolitical entity can simultaneously be treated as both a an organization and as a geographical region. These assumptions do not always apply; hence the distinction between the two base concepts.
Note that the Boy Scouts of America is not the organization that is regarded as acting when America does something.
They are, however, an organization operating in America- there is most definitely a relationship between the BSA and America, the GeographicalRegion.
For example, see: orgPresentInRegion and its sub properties.
My question had more to do with the authority itself rather than the possibility of creating statements for both places and jurisdictions that would make use of the same authority. I realize the latter is possible, but is it desirable?
The LCAF was created in a manual environment, where human catalogers could follow certain exceptional procedures when using a particular heading under particular circumstances. One common set of circumstances involves headings that do double duty as jurisdictions (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) and geographic expressions (Germany), both of which are represented by http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80125931 (along with other historical jurisdictions). In a linked data environment, does it make more sense to separate these two distinct scopes, the one relating to a corporate body that operates (or operated) within a given territory (much as the Boy Scouts of America operates within a given territory) and issues (or issued) documents; the other relating to the physical territory itself and its geographical extent (the typical scope of a GIS). It seems to me this would be an opportune time to separate these two scopes.
“Is there any difficulty with the same authority representing a bf:Place and a bf:Agent (jurisdiction)? “
Consider the example:
If you want to represent that authority as both a place and a jurisdiction:
<bf:authorizedAccessPoint>Winslow (Ark.)</bf: authorizedAccessPoint>
Is there any difficulty with the same authority representing a bf:Place and a bf:Agent (jurisdiction)? I know it wasn’t a problem with MARC (151 used in X10), but I wondered whether this would be true for BIBFRAME.
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