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Purpose: Explores the evolving nature of the library catalog and its relationship to the fundamental mission and expanding services of libraries.

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Monday, July 26 at 11am Central: Bibliographic Entities are Described by Sets

  • 1.  Monday, July 26 at 11am Central: Bibliographic Entities are Described by Sets

    Posted Jul 25, 2021 07:13 PM


    BCMIG provides a forum for the discussion of conceptual models, such as IFLA-LRM and BIBFRAME 2.0, that serve as the basis for current cataloging standards or are expected to provide a foundation for future cataloging standards in a Linked Open Data environment. For the 2021 Core Interest Group Week, summer 2021, BCMIG is pleased to offer a presentation that addresses a fundamental topic in current conceptual model-based cataloging: what is entity-based description?

    Bibliographic Entities are Described by Sets
    A set theoretical frame based on Svenonius's theory of bibliographic entities is the departure point for this short talk on entity description. This talk will briefly show how properties of bibliographic entity descriptions may be identified using a frequent pattern data mining algorithm over targeted sets of existing metadata descriptions. The MARC21 corpus used in this case was comprised of clustered sets of publishers and publisher locations from the library MARC21 records found in the Platform for Open Data (POD). POD is a data aggregation project involving member institutions of the IvyPlus Library Confederation and contains seventy million MARC21 records, forty million of which are unique.

    Presenter: Jim Hahn, Head of Metadata Research, University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

    The talk will be followed by question-and-answer session featuring questions posed both by BCMIG officers and by members of the audience.

    Jim Hahn
    Head of Metadata Research
    University of Pennsylvania