To try this from a different angle…

Let’s say one wanted to capture information about an identifier itself.  Not the thing the identifier identifies, but the identifier itself.

So, for example, ISSNs are issued by specific agencies.  Bowker, in the example below, manages ISBNs.  So, the identifiers themselves might have metadata associated with them (when they were created, who applied for it, etc).  If Bowker or an ISSN agency wanted to publish linked data about the identifier, how might you go about modelling that?


From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert Sanderson
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 3:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] BibFrame and Linked Data: Identifiers

I have exactly the same concern with the proposed<> Identifier as with the bibframe Identifier.

If <> is an identifier for a resource X,
and <> is also an identifier the same resource X,
and <> is a schema:Identifier,
and <> is a schema:Book,
then resource X is both a schema:Book and a schema:Identifier at the same time.

Which is clearly nonsense.
Basically ... don't do that. Please.


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Mark K. Ehlert <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Young,Jeff (OR) <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:


For those who can't read Jeff's response, here it is:
Richard wrote up the, but I don't remember much discussion of it.

The abandoned "info" URI effort leaves me skeptical that non-HTTP URIs can be systematically described in general. I'm also skeptical that individual identifiers of any kind need to be described inline with instance data.


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