[openbiblio-dev] Bibliographic Metadata Guide is now on Wiki !

Primavera De Filippi primavera.defilippi at okfn.org
Mon Nov 7 15:26:27 UTC 2011

Hi all
As you might already know, the Public Domain Working
Group<http://publicdomain.okfn.org/> and
the Open Bibliographic Data Working Group <http://openbiblio.net/>of the Open
Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>are working on the drafting of a
Bibliographic Metadata Guide.
 The goal is to produce something that can be hand in to various GLAM
institutions to help them setting up a proper metadata model for their
We want to provide them a few simple steps that illustrates the best
practices (or second-best practices) in terms of bibliographic metadata for
each category of works.

The guide has now been turned into a Wikibook for easier editing, the
current draft is available here

We would like to involve the whole community in this project, so please
feel free to contribute it any way you like, and if you know someone that
might be interested in contributing to this guide, please don't hesitate to
forward the link to them.

Main tasks which are still to be completed are:

- review & add to the current minimum/complete list of core metadata
elements for literary work + provide a similar minimum/complete list of
core metadata elements for other kinds of works

- review/edit the current description of metadata standards + eventually
provide some additional information concerning who uses what

- for the last section, produce a decision-tree, where different data
providers can answer simple questions in order to find out what are
best-practices for them, in terms of exchange format and metadata format.

Finally, we are trying to set up a small task-force of contributors who
would be assigned specific sections or tasks. If you are interested in
joining the task force, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks !
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