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, Agenda and Reports – Roster – Articles about the ISBD LD SG – Previous projects
The IFLA ISBD Vocabularies:
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.
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
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)
Alignment of ISBD element set with FRBR element set, Final draft, August 2016, submitted for approval to the Committee on Standards
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 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)
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)
Mapping of ISBD to LRM (2017 as amended in 2018)
Report of the Task group for the analysis of the alignment and impact of IFLA LRM on ISBD
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
Agenda, Paris, France, May 2016
Mélanie Roche, chair
Elena Escolano Rodríguez
Clément Oury (liaison to ISSN Center)
Ricardo Santos Muñoz
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)