Library Data Integration : Towards BIBFRAME Mapping to EDM

Zapounidou, Sofia and Sfakakis, Michalis and Papatheodorou, Christos Library Data Integration : Towards BIBFRAME Mapping to EDM., 2014 . In 8th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, MTSR 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany, 27-29 November 2014. [Conference paper]


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Integration of library data into the Linked Data environment is a key issue in li-braries and is approached on the basis of interoperability between library data conceptual models. Achieving interoperability for different representations of the same or related entities between the library and cultural heritage domains shall enhance rich bibliographic data reusability and support the development of new data-driven information services. This paper aims to contribute to the desired in-teroperability by attempting to map core semantic paths between the BIBFRAME and EDM conceptual models. BIBFRAME is developed by the Library of Con-gress to support transformation of legacy library data in MARC format into linked data. EDM is the model developed for and used in the Europeana Cultural Heritage aggregation portal.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Conceptual models, linked data, interoperability, path-oriented mapping, data in-tegration, BIBFRAME, EDM
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IE. Data and metadata structures.
I. Information treatment for information services > IL. Semantic web
Depositing user: Sofia Zapounidou
Date deposited: 28 Dec 2017 15:42
Last modified: 28 Dec 2017 15:42


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