Presentation on theme: "Transitions, transformations, and shifting sands: the landscape beyond MARC; the ground beneath the record Gordon Dunsire Presented to the RDA Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Transitions, transformations, and shifting sands: the landscape beyond MARC; the ground beneath the record Gordon Dunsire Presented to the RDA Programs Taskforce Annual Forum, ALA Annual, New Orleans, 25 June 2011
Title:Cataloguing is fun! Author:8765 Content type: Media type: LCSH: microform text 1234 Bibliographic record: b12345TitleCataloguing is fun! Name authority record: 8765 Heading:MacDonald, Mary n8765HeadingMacDonald, Mary b12345Authorn8765 t1234Preferred labelmicroform b12345Media typet1234b12345LCSHlc1234 HeadingCataloginglc1234 Preferred labeltextt9876b12345Content typet9876 LCSH authority record: 1234 Heading:Cataloging ISBD
Shift of focus From record to individual metadata statement No need to copy record to add a new field Just add a new triple to the soup Manage the statement Create, store, publish, preserve Display the record Aggregation of statements Under the control of the user?
b12345TitleCataloguing is fun!n8765HeadingMacDonald, Mary b12345Authorn8765 Preferred labeltextt9876 b12345Content typet9876 n8765Place of birthp9876 NameEdinburghDefinitionContent expressed... t9876 b12345User tagNice n8765Place of birthParis
Metadata ecosystem Links to statements created outside of the professional library community Other communities: archives, museums, publishers, etc. Machine-generated statements Statistical and semantic inferencing Users No test of truth for a single statement Provenance: who said that?
From here... Legacy statements useful for new stuff Authorities Old expressions, new manifestations Lots of duplicate legacy records So lots of duplicate statements after conversion De-duplicate with same-as links Need appropriate representations of metadata attributes and relationships ISBD, FRBR/AD/SAD, RDA, UNIMARC, MO/ADS,... Where is MARC21?
... to there (and back again?) Choice of types of statement dct:title isbd:P1004 (has title proper) frbr:P3020 (has title of the manifestation) rda:titleManifestation Can re-use instead of creating new types Can develop same-as links Requires inter-agency, international collaboration...
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