[openbiblio-dev] bibjson -request for feedback

Mark MacGillivray mark.macgillivray at okfn.org
Tue Feb 21 19:14:00 UTC 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 7:01 PM, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> A notion of namespaces was provided in the the original BibJSON spec through what was called
> there a Linkage Schema.  I couldnt quickly find the link to the original spec beneath
> http://bibjson.org/.  Please could you post that beneath bibjson.org and forward the link
> to the list?

I was not involved in the earlier spec and do not know where it is, sorry.

> If JSON-LD is rich enough to contain all we need, and not so complex it slows us down,
> we could go for it, and try to generate some interest from the JSON-LD community
> in BibJSON as JSON-LD. However, I have been burned before by premature attempts at RDF-ization
> of what should be kept sofar as possible a simple record format. If LD brings us real
> rewards, then maybe, but if not I am wary.

Using JSON-LD convention for namespaces is a simple swap for our own
current use, and provides access to a potentially larger community.
Should that community fail, we are in the same position as we are now
(except our namespacing keys look different, that is all). The nice
thing about JSON-LD is that it does not rdf-ise anything - it just
provides the means to do so where required. This saves us having to
maintain such functionality in bibjson and enables us to stick to the
simple ideas we have already implemented, whilst leaving people free
to use the more complex LD stuff where so desired.


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