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Notes on implementing BIBFRAME

Implementing BIBFRAME seems a long way off. This needn’t be the case. In reality, BIBFRAME’s backwards compatibility with MARC + cataloguing rules means there’s nothing in the way for potential implementers to produce data compliant to the BIBFRAME profile. Of

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An unusually sensible post about RDF

I posted a ranty post about RDF; based on some of the discussion on the back of that with friends and colleagues, I thought I’d follow up with something a lot less sweary and hopefully a bit more helpful. As

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RDF, it’s difficult, nasty, horrible and I hate it

When something isn’t easy, people are apt to give up. Because it’s easier to just do the same thing again, we don’t move forward. A case in point, this appeared in my twitterstream (HT @InspektorHicks): The Nepomuk project started as

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BIBFRAME — time to slough off the non-bibliographic data?

It occurred to me that BIBFRAME is an excellent opportunity for libraries to slough off the non-bibliographic data that exists in the library systems our MARC data inhabits. What I’m talking about is the format “x” data, where we’re cataloguing

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A poke in the eye for linked data?

We’re creating an interface built on linked data; one particular view provides information about a (Norwegian) foaf:Person and we’d like this to be bilingual. Currently, we’re using data from DBPedia, however, this resource doesn’t have a Norwegian dbpedia-owl:abstract for this

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Graph data: Always via an intermediary

“Triple-fetishizing web apps suck so hard. Stop doing this” [source] One of the things we discussed at LODLAM (in the capable hands of Corey Harper) was linked data interfaces, it occurred to me (and probably quite a few other people)

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