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Comment #00373 - Format / media type as basic data element - rp-19-201x_ODI_draft_for_comments_final.pdf (revision #2)

Comment 373
New (Unresolved)
NISO RP-19-201x, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery (draft for comments) (Revision 2)
Comment Submitted by
Anke Hofmann
2013-11-18 04:29:15

Being a librarian from Germany I was encouraged to add my comments, too.

With some practical experience with music discovery systems I would like to draw your attention to the need of elements of format / media type as basic elements. I am not sure whether they are regarded as basic element: there is no entry in table 1 but an example in table 2.

Especially libraries with a wide range of non-book materials, for example music scores, audio or video material, will need to stick at this basic element. Music libraries, in particular, often offer material with the same title and author that refer to resources like a digitized music print, a streamed recording or a physical existing video. Therefore, the users need to distinguish by format / media type. And this is not only digital - non digital, but f.e. music score, audio, video.

While having the chance also to exchange metadata from digitization projects and index it into our discovery systems easily, we shall ensure that these elements are retained at the basic data sets, too.

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