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RDF Definition - Item

Page history last edited by Antony Briggs 5 years ago


@prefix rdf:  <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#>
@prefix dct:  <http://purl.org/dc/terms/>
@prefix foaf: <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/>
@prefix void: <http://rdfs.org/ns/void#>
@prefix bl: <http://http://www.bl.uk/ns#>
@prefix blt: <http://www.bl.uk/schemas/bibliographic/blterms#>
@prefix event: <http://purl.org/NET/c4dm/event.owl#>


Base URI

Example URL: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/messages-from-mars

Item source

/sitecore/content/Home/Collection Items BL_Global_Page_CollectionItem



Example URI: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/messages-from-mars#item

Item Definition

PropertyValue SourceSample ValueNotes
rdf:type Fixed foaf:Document  


BL_Global_Page_CollectionItem:FullTitle "Messages from Mars, by the aid of the Telescopic Plant"  
blt:publication base uri+#publication http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/messages-from-mars#publication  
dct:creator BL_Global_Inherited_Creator:Creator http://www.bl.uk/people/robt-d-braine#person See RDF Definition - Person
bl:format /sitecore/templates/BL/Global/InheritedTemplates/BL_Global_Inherited_Formats "Book"

V1: String literal from CMS

V2: match BNB e.g.
<rdf:type rdf:resource="http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/Book" /> 

bl:heldBy BL_Global_Inherited_Copyright:HeldByInstitution and HeldByPerson "British Library and A.N.Other" Both fields are optional. result is concatenated with " and " if both are populated - Ths is taken directly from the website logic.






"The copyright status is unknown. Please contact copyright@bl.uk  with any information you have regarding this item."

Logic taken from website
bl:shelfmark BL_Global_Page_CollectionItem:ShelfmarkReference "012706.h.53."

V2: LoC has a definition of a shelfmark http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/preservation/contentLocationType/smk.html

I'm not sure if this is appropriate/equivalent?

Related shelf and space items      
wdrs:describedBy base URI http://www.bl.uk/works/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner Resource which describes the item



Example URI: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/messages-from-mars#publication

Item Definition

PropertyValue SourceSample ValueNotes
rdf:type Fixed



or, if empty
PublishedDateFrom - PublishedDateTo


"estimated 1892"

if PublishedDateFrom is populated, the and xsd:date is generated

If not, then PublishedDateDisplay is examined for a 4 digit number and if found a xsd:gYear is generated. This is the same logic as the website.



event:place BL_Global_Page_CollectionItem:Location


V1: String literal from CMS

V2: These locations are selected from a picklist in /Global/Lookups/Place so could be exposed as URIs


See Also: Common Definitions

Comments (2)

Elliot Smith said

at 10:03 am on Oct 7, 2016

I would keep the two elements of the heldBy field separate (heldByInstitution, heldByPerson).

Richard Light said

at 12:06 pm on Oct 7, 2016

Isn't it worth an attempt to parse out a machine-processible date for the publication date, to sit alongside the display date?

I'll go across to RDF Definition - Person to follow up on the discussion on places.

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