Hi Nate and Ray,

 

Thanks a lot!  I will get my sample files corrected.

 

Amanda

 

From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Trail, Nate
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] bf:mainTitle

 

Amanda,

 

The LC BIBFRAME  vocabulary is :

 

Project Documentation: http://www.loc.gov/bibframe

Namespace :                      http://id.loc.gov/ontologies/bibframe/

Web view:                          http://id.loc.gov/ontologies/bibframe

Ontology file:                     http://bibframe.org/vocab.rdf

 

 

The original LC BIBFRAME  was at

Namespace :      http://bibframe.org/vocab/

Web view:          http://bibframe.org/vocab/

Ontology file:     http://bibframe.org/vocab.rdf

 

You can either keep the same prefix and update the namespace it represents in you processes, or use bf1 and bf2 to mean each different one, if you have a system that has both vocabularies in it.

 

http://bibframe.org/vocab2/ was introduced in the BIBFRAME editor to allow extension of the original BIBFRAME as catalogers were creating BIBFRAME descriptions. That was only for use in analysis of potential additions to the vocabulary, and not a vocabulary in its own right.

 

http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/ is “Bibframe Lite vocabulary by Zepheira “ (see for example http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Agent/ )

It was created based on the original BIBFRAME as extended by Zepheira.

 

… and now I see that Ray has responded, so I won’t go further …

Nate

 

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From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Xu, Amanda
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 4:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] bf:mainTitle

 

Hi

 

Thanks a lot for the explanation!  There are several variations of BIBFRAME vocabulary, e.g. http://bibframe.org/vocab/, http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/, http://bibframe.org/vocab2/, etc.  Shall we differentiate them by using prefix {bf:} for http://bibframe.org/vocab/, prefix {bf2:} for http://bibframe.org/vocab2/, etc.?

 

If so, the example for bf:mainTitle will become bf2:mainTitle.  How do you think?

 

Thanks!

 

Amanda  

 

 

From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Denenberg, Ray
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] bf:mainTitle

 

Joe,  consider the following excerpt from a MODS record:

<titleInfo>

<title>Private Eyeballs</title>

<subTitle>a golden treasury of bad taste</subTitle>

</titleInfo>

 

…. and note that  <title> in MODS corresponds to BIBFRAME mainTitle so you could look at this as:

<titleInfo>

<mainTitle>Private Eyeballs</mainTitle>

<subTitle>a golden treasury of bad taste</subTitle>

</titleInfo>

(Even though there is no <mainTitle> element in MODS, pretend there is.)

 

So if you want to make this into a BIBFRAME title, the lazy way to do it might be to construct a title string from the main and sub title:

 

bf:title [rdfs:label “Private Eyeballs - a golden treasury of bad taste”]

 

 

Or, you could parse out the main and sub titles:

 

bf:title [

bf:mainTitle "Private Eyeballs" ;

bf:subtitle "golden treasury of bad taste" ] .

 

Or you could provide both the title string as well as the parsed title:

 

bf:title [

rdfs:label “Private Eyeballs - a golden treasury of bad taste” ;

bf:mainTitle "Private Eyeballs" ;

bf:subtitle "golden treasury of bad taste" ]  .

 

 

Let’s take another example.  In this MODS record, only the main title is expressed:

 

<titleInfo>

     <title>Reflexive interpreters and autobiographical texts</title>

</titleInfo>

 

So the mainTitle is “Reflexive interpreters and autobiographical texts”.  You could express this in BIBFRAME as the mainTitle, but only if you use that string verbatim. 

You could express the string:

     “Reflexive interpreters and autobiographical texts – English – 1977”

 

But in this case you would express it as a label, not as the mainTitle because it is not the main title.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Ray

 

 

 

From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joseph Kiegel
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:34 AM
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Subject: [BIBFRAME] bf:mainTitle

 

It would be helpful to have more information on the use of bf:mainTitle as opposed to rdfs:label.

 

The Titles specification (https://www.loc.gov/bibframe/docs/pdf/bf2-titles-apr2016.pdf) uses both in the examples.  Specifically, examples 2-5 use bf:mainTitle to hold the title string.  It seems that examples 1 and 6 could as well.  The definition of bf:mainTitle is quite broad:  “Title being addressed. Possible title component”.

 

Alternate Example 1:

 

bf:title [

a bf:Title , bf:WorkTitle ;

bf:mainTitle "Reflexive interpreters and autobiographical texts" ] .

 

 

Alternate Example 6:

 

bf:title [

a bf:Title , bf: VariantTitle ;

bf:mainTitle “Chartbook on aging” ;

bf:variantType “spine “ ] .

 

 

What are the criteria for using bf:mainTitle vs. rdfs:label?