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Basically the same as a URI. The technical difference, I understand, is that a IRI can contain non-ASCII characters, whereas a URI cannot. IRI/URIs can be used to code values rather using identifiers (e.g. http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/languages/eng) like MARC’s fixed fields (eng) rather than strings (“In English”).

 

Tom

 

From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eddie F. Fitzgerald
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Categories--Genre/Form

 

I wonder what an "IRI" might be ...

 

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On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:52 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

 

Every IRI is the equivalent of a MARC fixed field -- that is, a coded,
identified value.

kc

On 11/11/15 10:01 AM, J. McRee Elrod wrote:
>> The idea of "Electronic books" as a genre seems weird to me. As a rule of t=
>> humb, shouldn't "genre" should be agnostic to physical/digital distinctions=
>> ?
> having this genre term is the easiest way to find what electronic
> books are in a collection.  Not all ILS or patrons have the expertise
> to search by a fixed field.  Also, will Bibframe have the equivalent
> of MARC fixed fields?
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