We reviewed several serial records converted
to BIBFRAME and came across the same questions. See issue #169, MARC 008
for continuing resources, on the lcnetdev/marc2bibframe site.
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:18 PM
Subject: [BIBFRAME] BIBFRAME and serials
I'm currently working on a pilot project to describe a
collection of unprocessed serials using BIBFRAME, and I'm wondering whether
anyone who has tested or worked on the current vocabulary has focused on how it
represents serials, specifically.
I'm finding that BF seems to preserve
the stringy data from MARC (although sometimes with a loss of semantics--for
example, just a general bf:note for MARC's 515 field) while ignoring some of
the structured data in the fixed fields.
For serials, the
008 field lets you be pretty specific about things like Publication Status,
Frequency, Regularity, Type of Continuing Resource, etc., with coded values for
each. I'm not a serials cataloger, but this kind of data seems worth
recording/preserving, doesn't it?