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So Zepheira’s BIBFRAME editor is here…

The BIBFRAME editor, BIBFRAME Scribe, from Zepheira is here. That’s great: an editor that accurately creates an RDF from a single vocabulary by drawing on RDF from designated resources. We specified something like this in this SRS in March 2011, except it was

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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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Documenting CSV with the csv vocabulary

At NTNU, we developed the csv vocabulary to provide a simple vocabulary to document CSV files in a way that wasn’t previously possible. It allows humans and computers to manage and interact with list-based data resources in new ways by providing the

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RDF data registration 0.0

Currently writing the backend for the registration module for our RDF-cataloguing system, a quick description: Components: Cassandra, Cassandra-driver, JAX-RS (Jersey) The setup is quite simple, we do atomic writes (one-line-per-triple) with a column for s,p,o and apply an ID, a

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A dull child, or, everyone else is doing it, so why can’t we?

Several library technology providers are using the current crop of NoSQL technologies†: OCLC uses HBase Ex Libris, according to their own blurb is an Oracle partner, yet they use a “[p]rudent [mix] of Oracle and Cassandra to reach [their] goals”[source]

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