Thursday, August 24, 2006

FRBR in RDF

rdfs:frbr: Towards an Implementation Model for Library Catalogs Using Semantic Web Technology by Stefan Gradmann,(2005) appeared in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 39(3/4):pp. 63-76.
The paper sets out from a few basic observations (bibliographic information is still mostly part of the 'hidden Web,' library automation methods still have a low WWW-transparency, and take-up of FRBR has been rather slow) and continues taking a closer look at Semantic Web technology components. This results in a proposal for implementing FRBR as RDF-Schema and of RDF-based library catalogues built on such an approach. The contribution concludes with a discussion of selected strategic benefits resulting from such an approach.

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