ISBD Linked Data Study Group

The ISBD consolidated edition (2011) is positioned as a core standard for universal bibliographic control. The representation of the ISBD in the W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard enables its use as Linked Open Data (LOD), and enhances developments of Semantic Web bibliographic tools and services.

The objective of the ISBD Linked Data Study Group is to promote interoperability and foster the reuse/retrieval of bibliographic data in the Semantic Web. Through the ISBD Linked Data Study Group's activities and research work, the ISBD Review Group allows libraries that use the ISBD standard and/or cataloguing rules based on ISBD, to publish their bibliographic data as LOD. The ISBD Linked Data Study Group's main activities are devoted to maintaining the ISBD namespace, liaising the ISBD with the Semantic Web community, and to creating mappings and alignments with other bibliographic standards.

The ISBD Linked Data Study Group has its origins in the ISBD/XML Study Group that was formed during the IFLA WLIC 2008 in Quebec. The ISBD/XML Study Group was created by the IFLA Cataloguing Section’s ISBD Review Group, following the recommendations from the ISBD Review Group's Material Designation Study Group to develop an XML Schema for the ISBD. The change of name to ISBD Linked Data Study Group was approved by the ISBD Review Group and the Cataloguing Section’s Standing Committee during the IFLA WLIC 2013 in Singapore. The new name represents more appropriately the objective and current tasks of the Study Group.

Publications - Minutes and Reports - Roster - Articles about the ISBD LD SG - Previous projects

 

Publications

The IFLA ISBD Vocabularies:

ISBD Element sets

The ISBD element set is a registration of classes and properties from International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), consolidated edition, published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011 (ISBN 978-3-11-026379-4).

The ISBD element set is a registration of classes and properties from International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), consolidated edition, published by De Gruyter Saur in July 2011 (ISBN 978-3-11-026379-4). This version has the same local URI part, label, and definition as each element in the constrained version, but no domain (i.e. Resource) or range is declared.

ISBD Vocabularies

The ISBD element set vocabulary includes RDF classes and properties corresponding to ISBD elements. Six concept vocabularies give the controlled terminologies of the ISBD area 0 content forms, qualifications, and media types. Each class, concept, and property has a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for use in Semantic Web data triples.

ISBD Content Form
ISBD Media Type
ISBD Content Qualification of Type
ISBD Content Qualification of Motion
ISBD Content Qualification of Dimensionality
ISBD Content Qualification of Sensory Specification

Related documents:

ISBD unconstrained elements and other extensions by Gordon Dunsire (28 July 2013)

Resource (ISBD) and Work, Expression, Manifestation, Item (FRBRer) semantic relationship by Gordon Dunsire (28 July 2013) Amended 6 October 2013, following comments by Patrick Le Boeuf and discussion at IFLA 2013

ISBD Application Profile:

ISBD Description Set Profile. Version 4.0 by IFLA Linked Data Study Group (August 2015) (xml file compressed)

ISBD Alignments:

Alignment of the ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description element set with RDA: Resource Description & Access element set by  Gordon Dunsire and IFLA Cataloguing Section's ISBD Review Group 

Alignment from ISBD content forms to RDA/ONIX Framework

Alignment from ISBD content form compounds to RDA/ONIX Framework

Alignment from ISBD media types to RDA/ONIX Framework

Alignments between the namespaces of ISBD, other IFLA standards, and external standards. Version 1 (25 July 2013)

Alignment of ISBD with RDA and REICAT. Version 1.0 by Simone Forassiepi, University of Florence, Italy under the supervision of Professor Mauro Guerrini (11 April 2013)

Alignment of the ISBD element set with RDA element set – RDA, Appendix D.1: Discussion Paper by Mirna Willer (25 September 2012)

ISBD Profile in RDA: Constructing Functionally Interoperable Core Records. Version 1.0 by Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi, Françoise Leresche, Dorothy McGarry and Elena Escolano Rodríguez (chair) (19 December 2013)

ISBD Maps:

Map from ISBD properties to unconstrained RDA properties

Map from unconstrained ISBD properties to unconstrained RDA properties

Map from unconstrained RDA properties to unconstrained ISBD properties

Map from ISBD content forms to RDA/ONIX Framework

Map from ISBD media types to RDA/ONIX Framework

Mapping of ISBD Area 0 vocabularies to RDA/ONIX Framework vocabularies as part of the ISBD/RDA alignment: Discussion paper  by Mirna Willer (25 September 2012)

Mapping of ISBD area 0 vocabularies to RDA/ONIX Framework vocabularies by Gordon Dunsire and ISBD/XML Study Group (24 September 2012)

Mapping of RDA Content Types to ISBD Content Forms and Media Types (24 September 2012)

The Mapping ISBD Elements to FRBR Entity Attributes and Relationships (28 July 2004)

Guidelines:

Guidelines for translations of the IFLA ISBD namespace in RDF. Version 1.0 (April 2015) by the ISBD Linked Data Study Group, approved by the ISBD Review Group, the former IFLA Namespaces Technical Group and the IFLA Cataloguing Section Standing Committee

These guidelines are intended to encourage, support and give guidance to professionals on the process of translations of the ISBD namespace from the English language into multiple other languages. ISBD namespace contains representations of the IFLA ISBD standard in the Resource Description Framework (RDF).

Minutes

Meeting, Cape Town, August 2015 and Action list 2015

Meeting, Paris, France, April 2014

Meeting, Paris, France, December 2014

Meeting, Lyon, France, August 2014

Meeting, Paris, France, October 2013

Meeting, Singapore, August 2013

Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, August 2012

Meeting, Zadar, Croatia, 17, 18 and 21 June 2012 (with ISBD Review Group and Namespaces Task Group)

Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 November 2011

Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2011

Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 February 2011

Meeting, Poreč, Croatia, 16 November 2010

W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group Meeting and DC-2010, Pittsburgh, USA, 21-24 October 2010

Meeting, Zagreb, Croatia, 4 October 2010

Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2010

Meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden: Appendix 1: Analysis of content and carrier designations in the ISBD consolidated edition with respect to the RDA/ONIX Framework (June 2010)Meeting, Rovinj, Croatia, 25 November 2009

Meeting, Milan, Italy, August 2009

Reports

Activities report, 2014-2015

Activities report, 2013-2014

Activities report, 2012-2013

Activities report, 2011-2012

Activities report, 2010-2011

Report, Seminar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 25 February 2011

Report from Gordon Dunsire, Milan, Italy, August 2009

Roster

Maria Violeta Bertolini, chair
Vincent Boulet
Gordon Dunsire
Elena Escolano Rodríguez
Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi
Dorothy McGarry
Françoise Leresche
Ricardo Santos Muñoz
Mirna Willer

Boris Bosančić (2008-2009)
Lynne Howarth (2013-2015)

Articles about ISBD LD SG

ISBD: towards the preparation of the next revision of ISBD (2) by Mirna Willer (IFLA Metadata Newsletter, Vol. 1, no. 1, June 2015: 17-20)

ISBD: towards the preparation of the next revision of ISBD by Mirna Willer and Françoise Leresche (SCAT News, 41, June 2014: 5-7)

ISBD: information on the activities so far, and the reasons for attending to it... by Mirna Willer (SCAT News, 39, June 2013: 12-14)

Previous projects

Initial project of ISBD/XML Study Group

Development of ISBD/XML Schema: continuation of the project

Interoperability of ISBD within Linked Data Environment

ISBD (International Standard Bibliographic Description), Cataloguing, Metadata

Last update: 12 July 2016