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

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Nov 8 11:42:02 UTC 2011

Great start Primavera.

Due to the breadth of this (not just books, but films, artworks, etc)
- what about renaming this to the Open Metadata Handbook? I think this
is what we originally discussed. What do you think?

Also I'd ping Europeana Data Model (EDM) people as soon as possible,
if you haven't done so already. They may have existing work or ideas
that we might be able to build on, incorporate or at least allude to
and bear in mind!

The metadata standards section [1] is epic (and scary!). ;-)


[1] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bibliographic_Metadata_Guide/Metadata_Standards

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Primavera De Filippi
<primavera.defilippi at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi all
> As you might already know, the Public Domain Working Group and the Open
> Bibliographic Data Working Groupof the Open Knowledge Foundationare 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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Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
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