Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web by Mirna Willer

By Mirna Willer

New applied sciences will underpin the long run iteration of library catalogues. To facilitate their function supplying details, serving clients, and gratifying their venture as cultural history and reminiscence associations, libraries needs to take a technological jump; their criteria and companies needs to be reworked to these of the Semantic internet. Bibliographic details association within the Semantic internet explores the applied sciences which could strength destiny library catalogues, and argues the need of any such bounce. The textual content introduces overseas bibliographic criteria and types, and basic suggestions of their illustration within the context of the Semantic internet. next chapters hide bibliographic info association, associated open information, methodologies for publishing library metadata, dialogue of the broader setting (museum, archival and publishing groups) and clients, by way of a conclusion.

  • The fabricated from over thirty years' adventure and in-depth knowing of bibliographic metadata
  • Takes either a backside up and best down method: from easy criteria and case reports to Semantic internet instruments and providers; and from summary versions and regular guidance to applications
  • Tells an insiders' tale of the adventure constructing instruments for the transition of library platforms, metadata, and its software, into the recent milieu

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1)30 The depiction of these entities as the key objects of interest to the user within the bibliographic universe represents a more 16 Bibliographic information organization analytical way of expressing the ‘object of description’ than what had been used before, which had permeated the theory and practice of cataloguing for at least the preceding century and a half. However, in this new vision of the key entities, as indeed in their very definition, there lies a theoretical background which is also made quite specific in the cited text; that is, the distinction between ‘intellectual or artistic content’ – work and expression – and ‘physical form’ – manifestation and item.

To identify means to describe a publication in such a way that it is found exactly according to the search query; that is, its description is distinguishable from other publications with similar characteristics. This implies that the catalogue is a finding tool. 51 What ‘almost the same’ means, or what circumstance indicates that something is no longer the same, is intrinsically linked to the concept of work and its boundaries, and consequently to the concept of edition or version. The literature on this topic is voluminous, but the image of the ‘bibliographical universe’ and the task of the catalogue represented by Patrick Wilson in 1983, is worth citing here: The first published appearance of the text, the first edition, if there is one, may be the only appearance; for most texts the first edition is also the last.

Of a particular edition of a work, which is in the library. 8 Charles A. Cutter’s Objects and Means for the dictionary catalogue Verona criticized the proposed functions, as ‘objectives’ were named in the Principles, stating that the second one contains, in fact, two functions. 57 According to the Statement, the functions of the catalogue are: 30 Bibliographic information organization The catalogue should be an efficient instrument for ascertaining 1. whether the library contains a particular book specified by (a) its author and title, or (b) if the author is not named in the book, its title alone, or (c) if author and title are inappropriate or insufficient for identification, a suitable substitute for the title; and 2.

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