On 05/07/2013 15:54, Ross Singer wrote:
But this all really how many angels can fit on the head of a pin, isn’t it?
We’ve already established that we’re not interested in defining any strict interpretation of FRBR in schema.org: we’re just trying to define a way to describe things in HTML that computers can parse.
Yes, I think we need to establish what an item is, no I don’t think we have to use FRBR as a strict guide.
I do not think it is similar to how many angels can fit on the head of a pin because ultimately, somebody will want everything to work together in ways that are understandable. And I was concerned that there was a mixture of terminology that would become incredibly confusing since I saw that “manifestation” was being used in completely different ways from the norm. I think there needs to be a basic understanding of all of this because it is important.
Still, I completely agree that FRBR is not a suitable model for materials on the internet and that what we see in e.g. arxiv.org, where other and new formats can be generated automatically, are far preferable. Once again, I want to emphasize that this is for materials on the internet.