[OAI-implementers] Reconsidering mandatory DC in OAI-PMH
Tue, 5 Aug 2003 09:58:34 -0400
Sorry, the listserve router hacked up my URLs. Here are some that won't
BTW, these are covered in the "Differently" paper cited in the original
posting of this thread.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Young,Jeff [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 9:36 AM
> To: 'Jose Borbinha'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: 'Hugo Miguel Álvaro Manguinhas'; 'Nuno Freire'
> Subject: RE: [OAI-implementers] Reconsidering mandatory DC in OAI-PMH
> I think people are being too hasty in their dismissal of DC.
> Jose Borbinha writes:
> > I full agree with this direction!
> > We, at the National Library of Portugal (BN), are an example of that
> > case! We have been using OAI-PMH for several purposes, and
> > we'd like to
> > expand that usage, as for example for the transport of
> > UNIMARC Authority
> > records (which have no straight mapping to the DCMES).
> I would argue that we can maintain the DC "requirement" even
> for formats
> that don't have a straight mapping to Dublin Core by having
> it describe the
> primary metadata record rather than the resource itself.
> Here is an example of a subject thesaurus where the primary
> metadata formats
> (MARCXML and Z39.19) don't map directly to Dublin Core. Note
> that the DC
> record describes the Z39.19 record rather than the term itself.
> Z39.19 record:
Here is an example from the OpenURL registry which contains XML Schemas
(among other things) which also don't map directly to Dublin Core. Here, the
DC record describes the XSD record.
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