Hi Joe,


This requires ontology fix for bf:seriesStatement in the bf:Instance.  Instead of using bf:seriesStatement "African series", "Department of State publication" ; … we can introduce something like the following:

bf:seriesStatement [ a bf:SeriesStatement;

            rdfs:label "Department of State publication";

            bf:SeriesEnumeration "7902" ],

        [ a bf:SeriesStatement;

            rdfs:label "African series";

            bf:SeriesEnumeration "43" ];



We change the expected value for the property seriesStatement from literal to class SeriesStatement.  We can also introduce the class SeriesEnumeration as a subclass of SeriesStatement.


Attached is the OCLC MARC converted to BIBFRAME 2.0 and serialized in turtle format.


I will address hasSeries in bf:Work in a separate message. The attached file doesn’t make any change to hasSeries in bf:Work.









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Subject: [BIBFRAME] Multiple series statements


When a title is issued in multiple series, BIBFRAME does not have a way to associate each series with its numbering.  For example, looking at OCLC #45898, as converted by the LC program, we find the following.




    bf:hasSeries <http://lib.washington.edu/ld/test/99130299090001452#Work830-36>,

        <http://lib.washington.edu/ld/test/99130299090001452#Work830-37> ;


    bf:seriesEnumeration "43",

        "7902" ;





    bf:seriesEnumeration "43",

        "7902." ;


    bf:seriesStatement "African series",

        "Department of State publication" ;


In neither the Work nor the Instance can enumeration be associated with its series for the purpose of search or display.  This is a significant step back from current practice.