>>I’m more interested in how to read, write, and maintain bibliographic
data in the form of triples.

That is where the fun begins....figuring out the *how*.  It literally keeps
me up nights (in a good way) :-D


On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:39 AM, Eric Lease Morgan <
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> On Feb 22, 2016, at 8:33 AM, James Weinheimer <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > I completely agree that the library community doesn't fully grasp the
> nature of the transition. We are only at the beginning of a "long, strange
> trip"--and the resources of some libraries (and librarians themselves!) are
> almost exhausted already… All of this in the pursuit of a highly abstract
> goal: an interlinked bibliographic graph…
> At the risk of splitting hairs, and to my mind, the goal is not to create
> an interlinked bibliographic graph, but instead to increasingly enable and
> empower students, scholars, and life-long learners in the acquisition and
> development of knowledge. Things like RDF are simply one of the more recent
> means to facilitating this goal. Graphs are not the end but the means.
> Moreover, considering today’s networked environment, a library’s catalog
> needs to go beyond the idea of a (mere) inventory list if the library wants
> to participate in this global environment. Yes, MARC is a part of the
> problem, but so is the assumed purpose of the library catalog. If all you
> want is an inventory list, then that can be done using a flat file with
> columns for authors, titles, dates, publishers, and location information.
> But the second any type of subject analysis is performed, the library
> starts down the path of knowledge development and acquisition.
> I’m past whether or not to use RDF as a means to make explicit to the
> network library holdings and collections. I’m also past whether or not to
> use BIBFRAME as the ontology. I’m more interested in how to read, write,
> and maintain bibliographic data in the form of triples.
> —
> Eric Lease Morgan
> Artist- And Librarian-At-Large

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