[openbiblio-dev] [open-bibliography] ANN: British National Bibliography

William Waites ww at eris.okfn.org
Mon Nov 22 21:29:49 UTC 2010

* [2010-11-22 20:34:14 +0000] Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> écrit:

] Hi Will (completely changing cc),

Good idea :)

] Great work on this :)

Thank you.

] One very minor request: as your post
] (<http://eris.okfn.org/ww/2010/11/bl>) is a) really useful and b) part
] of the JISC OpenBib work please could you also repost it on
] openbiblio.net (that's where it gets picked up by JISC from).

Already did (with a "continue reading below the cut for the gory
technical details) 

] Also suggestion for minor reformatting of record entries [1] (you've
] already done a great job here!):
] 1. Subject (e.g. 828.8) should be a hyperlink and other 'rdf' stuff in
] that field should be hidden

This is actually tricky because the formatting keys on rdf:type and
these resources have no type. I can look at hiding anything skos

] 2. Authors should be a hyperlink and rdf stuff should be hidden

There is a hyperlink at sameAs, the authors themselves are blank nodes
and so cannot be linked to. This is to avoid changing the BL data so
far as possible and so the N3/turtle representation looks nicer. Some
of the clearly unwanted RDF stuff can be hidden in the same was as #1

] 3. What is foaf:isPrimaryTopicCo and what do links mean?

A typeo -- see the Errata section in the post. It is supposed to be
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf. I'm of two minds whether this should be hidden
(when corrected). On the one hand it can look like extra junk. On the
other hand it gives a direct way to link to the various
documents that represent the resource. Maybe something clever can be
done with the CSS to move it elsewhere on the page...

William Waites
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