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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.

  • The product of over thirty years’ experience and in-depth understanding of bibliographic metadata
  • Takes both a bottom up and top down approach: from basic standards and case studies to Semantic Web tools and services; and from abstract models and generic guidelines to applications
  • Tells an insiders’ story of the experience developing tools for the transition of library systems, metadata, and its utility, into the new milieu

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. List of abbreviations
  7. Introduction: Why we have to look to the Semantic Web for a new technological environment
  8. About the authors
  9. Chapter 1: Bibliographic information organization: a view from now into the past
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Universal Bibliographic Control – the traditional view
    4. UBC at international level
    5. FR family of conceptual models and application to catalogues
    6. Objectives of the catalogue and user tasks
    7. The object of bibliographic description: ISBD, FRBR, and RDA/ONIX
    8. MAchine Readable Cataloguing: from ISO 2709 through XML
    9. Principles and rules: 1961 to 2009 and beyond
  10. Chapter 2: Semantic web and linked open data
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Once upon a time, before the Internet
    4. The Internet
    5. World Wide Web
    6. Semantic Web
    7. Triples
    8. URIs
    9. Namespaces
    10. Graphs
    11. Ontologies and application profiles
    12. Open World Assumption and AAA principle
    13. Provenance
    14. Mixing and matching metadata
    15. Mapping, alignment and harmonization
    16. Linked data, open linked data and the linked data cloud
  11. Chapter 3: Publishing bibliographic element sets and value vocabularies
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. Bibliographic metadata as content
    4. Bibliographic standards and models in the Semantic Web
    5. Liaising with others
    6. Representing current standards in RDF
    7. Vocabulary management infrastructure
    8. Multilingual environment
  12. Chapter 4: Publishing datasets as linked open data
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Creating linked triples from local data
    4. Building links
    5. Constrained and unconstrained elements
    6. Bibliographic application profiles
    7. Case studies
  13. Chapter 5: We are not alone but part of the linked data environment
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. CIDOC CRM and library and archival communities
    4. Publishing, distribution and rights holding communities
    5. Terminologies, translations and transformations
    6. User and machine generated metadata
  14. Conclusion
  15. References
  16. Index