[openbiblio-dev] BibJson and non written material

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Sat Feb 16 18:48:46 UTC 2013


It will be necessary to not only say that the object is a CD or an MP3, 
but also that the content is music. "Type" alone generally fails the 
multimedia use case. With "type=article" everyone assumes text. 
"type=book" could be a book of pictures, a book of maps, a book on 
paper, a Kindle book, or a book that is read out loud as an audio book.

Moving beyond text usually takes some adjustment. Perhaps Sylvain is 
willing to be a model for this?


On 2/16/13 10:06 AM, Mark MacGillivray wrote:
> Hi Sylvain,
> BibJSON so far has been used mainly for metadata about books or
> articles. In essence the same technology could be used for CD or DVD and
> so on, as really it is all just metadata about some piece of information.
> There are no specific examples of representing a CD in bibjson, you
> could come up with some if you wanted to do so that followed similar
> convention - e.g. there is a "type" field commonly used, so you could
> just call it "cd" or "dvd". The various sorts of person involved would
> probably be different, e.g. rather than author and editor you may have
> performer and composer lists.
> Whilst this would be simple to store, the question would be how you want
> to display it; a list of books or articles are known to have authors, so
> by default the bibserver facetview options include an "author" facet.
> However if you expect to have a lot of records containing "composer"
> objects, for example, you could add a "composer" facet to your facetview
> options.
> Mark
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Sylvain Hellegouarch
> <sylvain.hellegouarch at gmail.com <mailto:sylvain.hellegouarch at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I'm new to the OpenBiblio world but I've liked what I've seen.
>     I was working on a dataset of a French local library which contains
>     books, articles but also CD, DVD, etc.
>     This made me wondering whether or not BibJSON was the appropriate
>     tool to store information about the whole dataset? Or does it only
>     target written materials such as books or articles?
>     Thanks for any input you could provide,
>     --
>     - Sylvain
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