Joseph, this is great work, but it isn't clear to me what your 
conclusion is. BIBFRAME has taken a high level approach to these 
relationships, but that doesn't match what is in RDA. However, a 
relationship could be made between the high-level BIBFRAME terms and the 
more detailed RDA terms, such that, for example:

   rdfs:subPropertyOf bf:derivativeOf .

The other option is for RDA to develop general categories (I don't know 
if it has them already) with the details as subordinate, and the RDA 
general can be defined as = the BIBFRAME category. Then, by inference, 
the RDA details would also be subordinate to the BIBFRAME general 
category, which is then = the RDA general category.

rdau:derivativeOf = bf:derivativeOf
rdaw:televisionScreenplayBasedOnWork rdfs:subpropertyOf rdau:derivativeOf
rdaw:televisionScreenplayBasedOnWork rdfs:subpropertyOf bf:derivativeOf

Given that BIBFRAME could have a broader audience than library 
cataloging, it makes sense not to add the detailed categories to 
BIBFRAME, or at least, if they must be added, to make them optional, 
with the general category being a "good enough" solution for many users.


On 9/8/15 5:38 PM, Joseph Kiegel wrote:
> I have produced a mapping of RDA resource relationships (Appendix J) 
> to BIBFRAME, which is attached and also available at 
> There are four files, one 
> for each WEMI class.
> Note that the highest level relationship in each category is not 
> mapped since it is not likely to be used in practice.
> Here are comments on BIBFRAME based on a review of the mapping and 
> corresponding BIBFRAME properties.
> BIBFRAME does not handle well the relationship between resources that 
> RDA terms complemented by:  a work paired with another work without 
> either work considered predominant.  Examples are a musical work and a 
> libretto, a screenplay and a motion picture, or a motion picture and 
> music.  The property bf:accompaniedBy works well for appendices, 
> addenda, errata, etc., but not for works complemented by other works.  
> An additional BIBFRAME property is needed.
> There is a question how to handle prequels.  In terms of production 
> date, a prequel succeeds the original (bf:succeededBy) but in terms of 
> the date of the story line, it precedes the original (bf:precededBy).  
> What is best practice?
> Verb tense should be consistent across property names so bf:absorbed 
> should be bf:absorbs.
> The subproperty assignments of bf:translation and bf:translationOf 
> appear to be reversed. bf:translation should be a subproperty of 
> bf:hasDerivative, and bf:translationOf should be a subproperty of 
> bf:derivativeOf.
> The property bf:otherEdition was not used in the mapping and it is not 
> clear what function it serves.
> Thanks to Theo Gerontakos for reviewing the mapping.
> Joe Kiegel

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