Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web

Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web

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New technologies will underpin the future generation of library catalogues. To facilitate their role providing information, serving users, and fulfilling their mission as cultural heritage and memory institutions, libraries must take a technological leap; their standards and services must be transformed to those of the Semantic Web. Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web explores the technologies that may power future library catalogues, and argues the necessity of such a leap. The text introduces international bibliographic standards and models, and fundamental concepts in their representation in the context of the Semantic Web. Subsequent chapters cover bibliographic information organization, linked open data, methodologies for publishing library metadata, discussion of the wider environment (museum, archival and publishing communities) and users, followed by a conclusion.
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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 18.54mm | 610g
  • Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd
  • Witney, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1843347318
  • 9781843347316
  • 1,594,799

Table of contents

List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Why we have to look to the Semantic Web for a new technological environment
About the authors
Chapter 1: Bibliographic information organization: a view from now into the past

Universal Bibliographic Control - the traditional view
UBC at international level
FR family of conceptual models and application to catalogues
Objectives of the catalogue and user tasks
The object of bibliographic description: ISBD, FRBR, and RDA/ONIX
MAchine Readable Cataloguing: from ISO 2709 through XML
Principles and rules: 1961 to 2009 and beyond

Chapter 2: Semantic web and linked open data

Once upon a time, before the Internet
The Internet
World Wide Web
Semantic Web
Ontologies and application profiles
Open World Assumption and AAA principle
Mixing and matching metadata
Mapping, alignment and harmonization
Linked data, open linked data and the linked data cloud

Chapter 3: Publishing bibliographic element sets and value vocabularies

Bibliographic metadata as content
Bibliographic standards and models in the Semantic Web
Liaising with others
Representing current standards in RDF
Vocabulary management infrastructure
Multilingual environment

Chapter 4: Publishing datasets as linked open data

Creating linked triples from local data
Building links
Constrained and unconstrained elements
Bibliographic application profiles
Case studies

Chapter 5: We are not alone but part of the linked data environment

CIDOC CRM and library and archival communities
Publishing, distribution and rights holding communities
Terminologies, translations and transformations
User and machine generated metadata

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"...introduces a complex subject in an accessible format by focusing on one specific area and emphasising its continuity with traditional bibliographic practices...The insights provided...are both valuable and interesting."--Online Information Review,Vol 38, No. 6, 2014
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About Mirna Willer

Mirna Willer is Professor at the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar. Her teaching and research interests include the theory and practice of information organization, cataloguing rules, and metadata and identifiers. From 1980 to 2007 Mirna was systems librarian, and senior researcher at the National and University Library in Zagreb. She was a member of the IFLA Working Group on FRANAR, and since 2011 chair of the ISBD Review Group. Mirna has published widely in the field, including UNIMARC in Theory and Practice, and translated The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization by Elaine Svenonius. Gordon Dunsire is an independent consultant. Previously, he was Deputy Director (2002-2009) and Head (2009-2010) of the Centre for Digital Library Research, at the University of Strathclyde. Gordon's current research activity is focused on the Semantic Web and includes representation of metadata content and structure standards, development of application building blocks and development of alignment and mapping methodologies. Gordon publishes widely in the field and is a member or chair of a number of professional affiliations, including CILIP Dewey Decimal Classification Committee, DCMI Advisory Board, IFLA Classification and Indexing Section, and IFLA ISBD Review Group.
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