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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
FRBR Groups

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"

Some multi-media

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

Selected Writings

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. June, 2006
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 over 1MB)
Descriptive 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!
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