Articles in category 'Linked data'

One of the ongoing myths about RDA is that it’s just a set of instructions and rules for the creation and maintenance of bibliographic metadata, regardless of data model. This has never been entirely accurate, since the RDA instructions explicitly reference RDA’s FRBR-based metadata model, which was significantly modified by BibFrame. But the notion of […]

By Diane Hillmann, July 31, 2017, 2:57 pm (UTC-5)

Sitting in the CC:DA meeting at ALA last week, listening to the RDA report and the questions it generated, I was struck yet again by the disconnect between the understanding by the audience of RDA as a content model — the Instructions as embodied in the Toolkit — and the presentation by the speakers of […]

By Jon, February 3, 2017, 2:56 pm (UTC-5)

Announcement: The vocabulary management mess needs your attention. In 2013 I wrote a couple of posts critical of some updating practices LC was using in its id.loc.gov services. The first post focused on the relators vocabulary, and how change was handled within that vocabulary. The follow-up post dealt with the unacknowledged gaps in the LCSH […]

By Diane Hillmann, April 24, 2016, 9:58 pm (UTC-5)

I ran across a really interesting article last week, and the points it makes have been rocketing around my head as I consider what’s broken (and why) in the small world many of us live in, not to mention how we can fix those broken things. I’d really recommend taking a look at it: “Hail […]

By Diane Hillmann, April 21, 2016, 9:42 am (UTC-5)

Not long ago I encountered the analysis of BibFrame published by Rob Sanderson with contributions by a group of well-known librarians. It’s a pretty impressive document–well organized and clearly referenced. But in fact there’s also a significant amount of personal opinion in it, the nature of which is somewhat masked by the references to others […]

By Diane Hillmann, January 3, 2016, 5:05 pm (UTC-5)

Those of you who pay attention to politics (no matter where you are) are very likely to be shaking your head over candidates, results or policy. It’s a never ending source of frustration and/or entertainment here in the U.S., and I’ve noticed that the commentators seem to be focusing in on issues of ideology and […]

By Diane Hillmann, October 12, 2015, 10:08 am (UTC-5)

Most of us in the library and cultural heritage communities interested in metadata are well aware of Tim Berners-Lee’s five star ratings for linked open data (in fact, some of us actually have the mug). The five star rating for LOD, intended to encourage us to follow five basic rules for linked data is useful, […]

By Diane Hillmann, August 7, 2015, 1:50 pm (UTC-5)

Over the past weekend I participated in a Twitter conversation on the topic of meaning, data, transformation and packaging. The conversation is too long to repost here, but looking from July 11-12 for @metadata_maven should pick most of it up. Aside from my usual frustration at the message limitations in Twitter, there seemed to be […]

By Diane Hillmann, July 16, 2015, 9:35 pm (UTC-5)

The RDA Development Team started talking about developing training for the ‘new’ RDA, with a focus on the vocabularies, in the fall of 2014. We had some notion of what we didn’t want to do: we didn’t want yet another ‘sage on the stage’ event, we wanted to re-purpose the ‘hackathon’ model from a software […]

By Diane Hillmann, May 18, 2015, 10:13 am (UTC-5)

The planning for the Midwinter Jane-athon pre-conference has been taking up a lot of my attention lately. It’s a really cool idea (credit to Deborah Fritz) to address the desire we’ve been hearing for some time for a participatory, hands on, session on RDA. And lets be clear, we’re not talking about the RDA instructions–this […]

By Diane Hillmann, December 19, 2014, 10:22 am (UTC-5)