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Posted By Gordon Dunsire Nov 19, 2021 5:21 AM
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Benjamin and colleagues The Recording methods guidance sets the context: the methods are for recording "the data value of an RDA element". The specific guidance "An unstructured description of an RDA entity is a string that is a kind of Nomen" refers to a string that references an instance of an entity ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Oct 11, 2021 6:54 AM
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Adam The short answer is yes. I think it is interesting to look at how these metadata statements can be processed automatically to infer/entail new statements. The statements are: 1. United States is jurisdiction governed of United States. Congress 2. United States. Congress has jurisdiction governed ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Aug 23, 2021 5:24 AM
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Colleagues RDA does not prescribe any form of construction of an access point for any instance of an entity. There is no universal agreement on access points that can be prescribed, despite the best efforts of IFLA and other international bibliographic metadata organizations. That is why all of the ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Aug 16, 2021 5:38 AM
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Matt You are correct. The plan for the series may be to re-publish or re-produce existing expressions or to publish or produce new expressions (or both). Each expression realizes one and only one work, and the extension plan for each work is static: the manifestation that embodies each work is intended ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Aug 3, 2021 9:56 AM
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Colleagues Adam's examples illustrate why the clear separation of Corporate Body and Place, in the context of 'jurisdiction', is useful: "Department of Parks and Recreation" is not a place, afaik :-) I agree that "place governed" is a better element label than "jurisdiction governed". I would prefer ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Aug 2, 2021 11:33 AM
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Steven That's not what I mean. The domain and range of 'jurisdiction governed' is now correct in RDA; the definition needs clarification to remove the ambiguity of work (law) and corporate body (legislature, etc.), after discussion with RDA communities. The current definition includes three RDA entities; ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Aug 2, 2021 10:08 AM
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Steven and others A work (law) can be related to a place (jurisdiction) using the high-level element Work: related place of work. The narrower element (element subtype :-) Work: subject place may be more suitable, but I think there is an unresolved issue as to whether a place governed by a law is a ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Aug 2, 2021 4:17 AM
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Colleagues This issue was analyzed by the JSC Technical Working Group in 2014. The report to JSC and the responses from constituencies are available at: http://www.rda-rsc.org/6JSC/TechnicalWG/4 As noted, the outcome of JSC discussion was "Accepted in principle. BL, CCC, and DNB will investigate further ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Jul 29, 2021 6:00 AM
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Adam The element for recording the coordinates or other boundary or point definition of a place is Place: location The element definition is "A delimitation of the physical territory of a place". As your example shows, there are different values that may be assigned to this element, reflecting the ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Feb 26, 2021 6:03 AM
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Colleagues On February 2, 2021 Stephen McDonald suggested in message 31 of the discussion on "Other title information and more in the official Toolkit" that it would be useful to publish a list of RDA elements that have a recommended alternative in the RDA Toolkit. These are "soft-deprecated" legacy ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Feb 3, 2021 6:11 AM
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All I like Stephen's 'simpler terms' definition of 'dumb-up'. With some clarification of terminology (i.e. 'classing', 'higher'), I propose: dumbing-up: A process which creates or transforms metadata at a broader level of an element hierarchy and loses detail accommodated at a narrower level. To clarify, ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Feb 2, 2021 8:25 AM
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All The term 'dumbing-up' is a neologism introduced around 10 years ago. It is based on the term ' dumb-down' used by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), itself a specialization of "dumb down". Merriam-Webster defines "dumb down", as "to lower the level of difficulty and the intellectual content ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Feb 1, 2021 11:24 AM
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All In response to Stephen's question: The 3R Project and preparatory development of RDA Toolkit identified a number of elements whose function and utility are covered by existing or new elements introduced for other reasons. These elements are compatible with RDA's implementation of the IFLA LRM, so ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Feb 1, 2021 6:12 AM
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All ISBD Consolidated edition may shed some light. 1.3 Other title information Other title information consists of a word or phrase, or a group of characters, appearing in conjunction with and subordinate to the title proper, a parallel title or titles of individual works contained in the resource. Other ...
Posted By Gordon Dunsire Jan 27, 2021 10:15 AM
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All Why is the element called 'other title information' and not just 'other title'? The label of this long-established element indicates, in my opinion, an acknowledgement that not all instances of other title information are titles. The Definition and Scope section of Manifestation: other title information ...