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What is "consistent"? If you're saying XSLT could not do exactly the same
job as Python here, you are mistaken.
On Apr 23, 2015 5:29 AM, "Young,Jeff (OR)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Reusable, yes. Consistent, no.
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> > On Apr 22, 2015, at 9:33 PM, Martynas Jusevičius <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > XSLT stylesheet for MARCXML (if it is a loss-less representation of
> > MARC) would be orders of magnitude more reusable piece of code than
> > this Python script.
> >
> >> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 1:40 AM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Well, in the famed "this is not code" Zepheira python module with the
> >> MARC-to-BF mapping[1], there is no listing for 006, 007 or 008.
> >>
> >> kc
> >> [1]
> >>
> https://github.com/zepheira/pybibframe/blob/master/lib/reader/marcpatterns.py
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 4/22/15 2:18 PM, Tim Thompson wrote:
> >>>
> >>> All,
> >>>
> >>> 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[1]) while ignoring some of the structured data in the
> fixed
> >>> fields[2][3].
> >>>
> >>> For serials, the 008 field[4] 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?
> >>>
> >>> Tim
> >>>
> >>> [1] http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd515.html
> >>> [2] Sample MARC record:
> >>> http://bibframe.org/resources/ftB1429734330/marcxml.xml
> >>> [3] Converted to BF:
> >>> http://bibframe.org/resources/ftB1429734330/bibframe.rdf
> >>> [4] http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd008.html
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Tim A. Thompson
> >>> Metadata Librarian (Spanish/Portuguese Specialty)
> >>> Princeton University Library
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Karen Coyle
> >> [log in to unmask] http://kcoyle.net
> >> m: +1-510-435-8234
> >> skype: kcoylenet/+1-510-984-3600
>