7 responses to “Law Reviews: Scanning the Backfile

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  2. Great use of RDF (and also great that you are digitalizing this historic material)! A few things come to mind when reading the graph:

    1) Why four different Dublin Core namespaces? Doesn’t dcterms contain all terms needed for expressing this data?

    2) The use of BNodes (eg. the dc:relation reference to a bnode that in turn has a dcq:isPartOf reference to the actual value) seems wrong — aren’t you stating that the article has a relation with an unspecified resource which in turn is part of Rutgers Law Journal? Wouldn’t it be simpler (and arguably more correct) to state that the article dct:isPartOf “Rutgers Law Journal”?

    3) Are you describing the article or the scanned file? To me, they seem to be different resources (one being a Expression, one being a Manifestation, to use FRBR terms). The article has properties like authors, issued date and so on, while the scanned file has properties like image size and density.

    Lastly, for representing attributes of the scanned file, have you considered using other vocabularies than the dublin core ones, such as the NEPOMUK EXIF ontology (http://www.semanticdesktop.org/ontologies/2007/05/10/nexif/#)?

  3. The above RDF is indeed problematic.

    For example, it says that the format is a resource of *type* dcterms:extent, with rdf:value “480202 bytes”

    The namespace http://dublincore.org/2004/09/20/dcq is also not part of any DC specification (though it’s luckily not used).

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