[open-bibliography] Comments on transformed BNB data

Deliot, Corine Corine.Deliot at bl.uk
Tue Nov 23 12:21:47 GMT 2010



Just had a look at the sample record available at
http://eris.okfn.org/ww/2010/11/bl. I have some comments on the Dublin
Core bit of the record.


You reference the @prefix:dc as http://purl.org/dc/terms/


This is not correct. It should be:


For the legacy namespace, @prefix dc: <http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/>

For the /terms/ namespace, @prefix dct or dcterms:


The following properties do not exist:

dc:isPartOf; dc:extent; dc:issued


They should be:

dcterms:isPartOf; dcterms:extent; dcterms:issued


This is not how the British Library submitted the data. See sample at:



We mainly made use of Dublin Core properties in the /terms/ namespace;
the only property in the legacy /elements/1.1/ that we used was dc:date.
This is because the range of dcterms:date and its sub-properties is
rdfs:Literal; this didn't allow us to use the Time Ontology in OWL. 







Corine Deliot

Metadata Standards Analyst

The British Library

Boston Spa, Wetherby

West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ

e-mail: corine.deliot at bl.uk



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