[open-bibliography] MARC Codes for Forms of Musical Composition

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Sun Jul 4 15:53:48 BST 2010

Another thought... how hard would it be do create entries for all of  
the MARC codes in this way? I have them all in a database (and in this  
[1] tab-delimited file, with documentation [2]). I could easily create  
files with code-tab-display for each. Also, at [2] there is a link to  
the MARC language codes, which I believe are slightly different to the  
ISO codes, but in any case would be useful for translating MARC to RDF.

[1] http://www.kcoyle.net/00s.txt
[2] http://futurelib.pbworks.com/Data+and+Studies

Quoting Ross Singer <ross.singer at talis.com>:

> Hi everybody,
> I just wanted to let people know I've made the MARC codes for forms of
> musical compositions (
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/marcmuscomp.html) available as
> http://purl.org/ontology/mo/Genres.
> http://purl.org/NET/marccodes/muscomp/
> They follow the same naming convention as they would in the MARC 008 or 047,
> so it's easy to map (that is, no lookup needed) from your MARC data:
> http://purl.org/NET/marccodes/muscomp/sy#genre
> etc.
> The RDF is available as well:
> http://purl.org/NET/marccodes/muscomp/sy.rdf
> I'd love any feedback/suggestions/corrections/etc.
> Also, you can look around to see MARC country codes, geographic area codes
> and language codes.  Eventually I would like to get all of the MARC codes
> (not already modeled by LC) in there (
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/valuelist/).
> Thanks,
> -Ross.

Karen Coyle
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