Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:20 AM
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Re: [BIBFRAME] BIBFRA.me and serials [was BIBFRAME and serials]
I confess to some confusion over what is happening here, given Bibframe’s enthusiasm for a more centralised vocabulary[*] under the aegis of LC but
Zepheira’s energy and apparent independence in pushing Bibframe (or variations of it) forward together with, for instance, the NLM’s rethinking of the issue.
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Subject: [BIBFRAME] BIBFRA.me and serials [was BIBFRAME and serials]
I hadn't seen this before, but the Library extension of Zepheira's
http://bibfra.me actually includes a Continuing Resources subclass (of Work?) and several properties drawn from the MARC fixed fields.
What do denizens of the BIBFRAME list make of
http://bibfra.me? Prior to looking closely at the
bibfra.me website, I was under the impression that "Bibframe Lite" was essentially a pared-down version of the LC vocabulary. However, on closer inspection, it actually strikes me as quite different--and anything but "lite." I understand the principle that
"anyone can say anything about anything," but won't this parallel vocabulary--with virtually the same namespace--inevitably breed confusion? Zepheira's
bibfra.me has an open, CC license, but I wasn't able to find a link to the current RDF ontology anywhere on the website.