Saturday, May 01, 2004

XML Organic Bibliographic Information Schema

The preprint for the paper XOBIS – an Experimental Schema for Unifying Bibliographic and Authority Records is available.
XOBIS is an XML schema which reorganizes bibliographic and authority data elements into a single, integrated structure. It explores balancing valuable traditions with new technologies to create a potential foundation for future access to information in a distributed digital environment. It also attempts to determine a middle path between the complexity of MARC and the oversimplification of the Dublin Core. XOBIS represents an experimental effort focused on addressing metadata as the critical bridge between content and sophisticated access–all three increasingly focused on XML in a digital environment.

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