VIAF RDF Vocabulary Changes and Additions

Currently planned for September 16

We continue to turn our attention to updating and enhancing the VIAF API. In addition to our recent announcements about XML modifications and fixes implemented in August, we are also planning some vocabulary changes and additions to the RDF output. These changes, currently planned for a September 16 install, will allow for richer descriptions and bring the dataset in line with our general strategy to build upon the Schema.org vocabulary.

Class Replacements

Current Changing to
http://dbpedia.org/ontology/Place http://schema.org/Place
http://rdvocab.info/uri/schema/FRBRentitiesRDA/CorporateBody http://schema.org/Organization
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Organization http://schema.org/Organization
http://rdvocab.info/uri/schema/FRBRentitiesRDA/Person http://schema.org/Person
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Person http://schema.org/Person

Class Additions

http://schema.org/CreativeWork

http://bibliograph.net/Agent

http://purl.org/vocab/frbr/core#Expression

http://purl.org/vocab/frbr/core#Work

http://www.w3.org/2006/gen/ont#InformationResource

Property Replacements

Current Changing to
http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/name http://schema.org/name
http://rdvocab.info/ElementsGr2/dateOfBirth http://schema.org/birthDate
http://rdvocab.info/ElementsGr2/dateOfDeath http://schema.org/deathDate

Property Additions

http://bibliograph.net/translationOfWork

http://bibliograph.net/translator

http://bibliograph.net/workTranslation

http://schema.org/alternateName

http://schema.org/author

http://schema.org/creator

http://schema.org/dateCreated

http://schema.org/description

http://schema.org/familyName

http://schema.org/givenName

http://schema.org/inLanguage

http://schema.org/workExample

  • Shelley Hostetler

    Shelley Hostetler