Hot off the press: Baker-Coyle-Petiya - Multi-Entity Models of Resource Description in the Semantic Web: A comparison of FRBR, RDA, and BIBFRAME. Open access preprint. Published in: Library Hi Tech, v. 32, n. 4, 2014 pp 562-582 DOI:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0081. And do let us know what you think! If there's interest, we can do a web-in-discussion.
A short explanation of the meaning of "classes" in RDF followed by a brief introduction to this paper, which analyzes implementations of RDF in terms of open world semantics.
Blog posts on FRBR, 2014
Note: I've written down some of that "more than anyone wants to know, and you can find it here in a commentPress format.
I've been intensely reading and thinking about FRBR. I may produce a single document, but it will probably be longer than most people would
want to read. For that reason, I'm providing brief blog posts with some of my discoveries. Much of this I have learned from many books and articles on FRBR. It interests me that few of these concepts have been added to our shared knowledge about FRBR.
FRBR as Conceptual Model
FRBR Goals: Entities, Relations and Core Level Record
Selected items from 2013 and earlier
My Library Journal article on Google and the FTC ruling
Some MARC2BIBFRAME examples
Write-up of keynotes from DC2012 in Kuching, Malaysia and Emtacl12 in Trondheim, Norway now available as a document: Think "Different"
Two ALA Library Technology Reports are available:TaDa!! "Understanding the Semantic Web" has won the
ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award!
Google Books: Posts on the lawsuits
The settlement between the Author's Guild/AAP and Google: Karen's blog postings
- Resource Description
and Access (RDA); Cataloging Rules for the 20th Century. With Diane Hillmann.
D-Lib Magazine, January/February, 2007. v. 13, n. 1/2
- Although the subtitle of this piece was too subtle for many readers, this
D-Lib opinion piece that Diane Hillmann and I wrote states our opinion that
the work on this proposed next version of the library cataloging rules "can
only keep us rooted firmly in the 20th, if not the 19th century." The library
catalog must undergo radical change to throw off its card-based legacy, or
libraries will be left in the dust by more nimble providers of information
services. This paper generated considerable discussion at the Seattle 2007
ALA conference, but it's going to take more than some articles to make change
happen. Some of us are working on next steps.
- Proud to Swim Home: New Orleans After Katrina.
- In June, 2006, the American Library Association was the first large group
to hold its convention in New Orleans. The Association had declared its intention
to come to New Orleans as early as fall, 2005. Because of this, many of us
got our first chance to visit post-Katrina New Orleans, and to bring home
our stories. This is mine. (PDF for printing, although
Metadata for Copyright Status, First Monday, October, 2005
- The result of work I've been doing on the rights framework for the California
Digital Library, this paper introduces the concept of adding copyright-related
metadata to the descriptive metadata for digital objects. More information
about the CDL project (and perhaps some context for this work) is at http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/rights/.
- Review: Free Culture, by Lawrence Lessig,
Information Technology and Libraries, December, 2004, pp. 198-199
- My review of Larry Lessig's third book. The book is a very readable account
of the interaction of copyright and culture, all told through stories of real
people, from the Wright Brothers to college students using p2p technology
(and getting caught). Yes, a book on copyright that you can take on vacation!