Alignments / Crosswalks (Table View)

Crosswalks (Table View)
Crosswalks from MARC to Digital Collections and Music Ontology

To reach the goal of connecting library data to outside data by mapping the library bibliographic data to the unfamiliar metadata in the LD universe, the first step of the research was to identify the available data sets and pinpoint the useful properties used by them. The next step focused on the analysis from the other side: the bibliographic data created by libraries in the format of MARC for library catalogs and non-MARC format for digital collections (described in the section on analysis of library bibliographic data, within the subsections on MARC records and digital collection's metadata). Eventually, the data collected from these separated steps were presented in a unified crosswalk.

A unified crosswalk was created according to the nine common groups of metadata elements defined by "Meaningful Bibliographic Metadata (M2B): Recommendations of a set of metadata properties and encoding vocabularies" (Subirats & Zeng, 2012): 1. Title Information 2. Responsible Body 3. Physical Characteristics (properties that describe the appearance and the characteristics of the physical form of a resource are placed into this group.) 4. Location (physical location) 5. Subject 6. Description of Content (including any representative description of the content and type or genre of the resource) 7. Intellectual Property 8. Usage 9. Relation (various relations between two resources or between two responsible bodies). The MARC fields were placed in categories according to these common groups.

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Link to MARC Mappings: Link for the crosswalk tables (in PDF)



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