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Resources are the things that Library.Link connects
The Library.Link Network creates Bibframe resources and describes how they connect using Bibframe relationships. A resource is the most generic Bibframe entity. Key Bibframe resource types include:
The Zepheira team at EBSCO updates these data models in partnership with Library.Link Network participants who provide feedback and propose new use cases.
- Identifiers are strings or numbers that identiy either a unique resource or class of resources (example IDs include ISBN, ISSN, and MESH)
- Postal Address
Unique fingerprints are created for each person using a set of variables including the person's name. If there are any differences in names or birth/death dates then different resource IDs are created. Common differences in person resources include punctuation, capitalization, and spelling of names as well as any differences in birth or death dates.
Let's look at a few examples from the University of Melbourne's data graph.
Notice how these two resource IDs are different. To make connections between two resource IDs that refer to the same person, libraries use alternativeID relationships:
Libraries also map resources to WikiData entities to cluster groups of resources. To see bell hook's alternativeIDs and WikiData mapping, view her Network level data here: http://library.link/resource/ydwiTeVjoMY/feed.json