The Bibliographic Ontology (BIBO) is an ontology for the semantic Web to describe bibliographic things like books or magazines. It is written in RDF and can be used as a citation ontology, as a document classification ontology, or simply as a way to describe any kind of document in RDF. It has been inspired by many existing document description metadata formats, and can be used as a common ground for converting other bibliographic data sources.
- wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliographic_Ontology
- Namespace: http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/
- Documentation: http://bibotools.googlecode.com/svn/bibo-ontology/trunk/doc/index.html
- RDFS: http://bibotools.googlecode.com/svn/bibo-ontology/tags/1.0/bibo.n3
This ontology may be used to represent Bibliographical references coming from Rembrandt data.
Vlado: it's quite extensive, and I'd rather not involve extra ontologies unless there is a proven need.
We must first try to use (or extend) CRM entities/properties.
Rembrandt data doesn't include enough structured fields to warrant the use of a separate ontology. Literature (references) are described using 1 or 2 fields:
These are better mapped to simple notes (optionally with type):
Or we can define a sub-property:
Or we can just concatenate the two strings, since the volume/pages reference is not structured anyway: