Enhancing scholarly use of digital libraries: A comparative survey and review of bibliographic metadata ontologies

Jacob Jett, Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Timothy W. Cole, Kevin R. Page, J. Stephen Downie

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Abstract

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is engaged in the development of tools that will give scholars the ability to analyze the HathiTrust digital library's 14 million volume corpus. A cornerstone of the HTRC's digital infrastructure is the workset - a kind of scholar-built research collection intended for use with the HTRC's analytics platform. Because more than 66% of the digital corpus is subject to copyright restrictions, scholarly users remain dependent upon the descriptive accounts provided by traditional metadata records in order to identify and gather together bibliographic resources for analysis. This paper compares the MADSRDF/MODSRDF, Bibframe, schema.org, BIBO, and FaBiO ontologies by assessing their suitability for employment by the HTRC to meet scholars' needs. These include distinguishing among multiple versions of the same work; representing the complex historical and physical relationships among those versions; and identifying and providing access to finer grained bibliographic entities, e.g., poems, chapters, sections, and even smaller segments of content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJCDL 2016 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages35-44
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342292
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Event16th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2016 - Newark, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2016Jun 23 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
Volume2016-September
ISSN (Print)1552-5996

Other

Other16th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2016
CountryUnited States
CityNewark
Period6/19/166/23/16

Keywords

  • Digital libraries
  • bibliographic metadata
  • ontologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Jett, J., Nurmikko-Fuller, T., Cole, T. W., Page, K. R., & Downie, J. S. (2016). Enhancing scholarly use of digital libraries: A comparative survey and review of bibliographic metadata ontologies. In JCDL 2016 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 35-44). [7559562] (Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Vol. 2016-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1145/2910896.2910903