Thursday, January 09, 2003

Music Metadata

Manage metadata with MusicBrainz by Uche Ogbuji describes the RDF metadata scheme used by the digital audio database MusicBrainz.
The RDF subsystem of MusicBrainz is defined in the MusicBrainz Metadata Initiative 2.0 specification, which defines RDF for encyclopedia entries and for queries. MusicBrainz defines several base URIs (which they call namespaces) for the different (though related) RDF vocabularies it provides.
Will this translate to MARC? Have they discussed with librarians the potential issues and considered our solutions? Would that even be useful, maybe this is the best format for the information and we should leave it at that.

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