[Crm-sig] FRBRoo published in IFLA namespace

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Fri Feb 13 12:38:15 EET 2015

Dear Richard,

That is an interesting comment. Anyway, the labels are in a European 
We have proposed in the past that the generic RDF property labels are 
the E / P numbers,
and that language labels are display properties. That's why we have the 
E/ P numbers,
which are as robust as anything in this world can be, but pople voted not to
have naked E-Pnumbers in RDFS. So, we cannot control ISO. We can
declare to be smarter than ISO and stick at will to our labels. Or, we 
finally admit that
user tools should have the ability to display the language lables, and 
not the generic ones,
and change the master RDF.




On 13/2/2015 12:23 πμ, Richard Light wrote:
> On 12/02/2015 11:01, Gordon Dunsire wrote:
>> FRBRoo (version 2.0 draft of May 2013) was published as an IFLA 
>> linked data element set a couple of months ago. The element set can 
>> be found at http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frbr/frbroo/
>> The canonical, de-referenced URIs use the CRM alphanumeric code 
>> without the English label to make them language independent, 
>> following IFLA standard practice for linked data. 
> Interesting.  I was thinking of suggesting that the main CRM Linked 
> Data resource adopts exactly this approach.  Linked Data identifiers 
> are meant to be persistent, as far as possible, and we saw this week 
> that random decisions by ICOM editors have led to changes in element 
> and property labels.  With the current strategy, these changes will 
> have to be propagated into the Linked Data URLs, making the CRM as bad 
> as dbpedia when it comes to stability of URLs over time.  (In 
> Wikipedia, anyone can change the title of a page to help disambiguate 
> it.  When they do, the corresponding dbpedia URL has to change.)
> Richard
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> *Richard Light*
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