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

John Mark Ockerbloom ockerblo at pobox.upenn.edu
Mon Nov 7 15:53:30 UTC 2011

I've added some comments to the "minimum" data elements for books
on the Etherpad.  (In particular, you can get by, and sometimes lack
data, for some of the items now marked "mandatory"; and some elements
show a little more variety than you might expect at first.)  Please
feel free to edit or respond to




On 11/07/2011 10:23 AM, Primavera De Filippi wrote:
> 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 works.
> 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 http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bibliographic_Metadata_Guide
> 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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