[openbiblio-dev] Bibliographic Metadata Guide is now on Wiki !
Primavera De Filippi
primavera.defilippi at okfn.org
Tue Nov 8 17:48:27 UTC 2011
just to let you know that the guide has now been renamed to the Open
Metadata Handbook, and is now available at the following address:
I have cleaned up and re-organized the 3 sections, but in particular I have
started to a preliminary draft for the last section on Recommendations.
It would be really great if you could help me fill this section up with
your comments or suggestions.
This is the most important section, since this iswhere we present our
conclusions / recommendations on what we consider to be the most
appropriate standard(s) for the purpose of open bibliography.After a lot of
discussion and debates, we decided that it would be best to convert this
last section into 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.
There currently are 3 main questions regarding (a) implementation costs,
(b) interroperability, and (c) data integration
We probably need more than that, and definitely need more detailled
sub-categories for each questions - in order to reach our conclusions in
Please don't hesitate to come up with suggestions or ideas concerning the
decision-tree that we should formulate, and, of course, feel free to
contribute directly to the guide by editing the wiki !
On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 12:42 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:
> 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  is epic (and scary!). ;-)
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > free to contribute it any way you like, and if you know someone that
> > 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
> > 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
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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