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Entity work

Definition: an abstract entity, gathering all bibliographic records with similar characteristics (ex.: same title, same authors, …). At the moment this entity does not match the definitions of the FRBR work or BIBFRAME work.

URI schema[ID]

RDF class

class use
bf:Work for all resources


property use* datatype content
bf:hasInstance everywhere URI Bibliographic resource(s) associated to this work (Swissbib URI from entity bibliographicResource)
dct:contributor where possible URI Main or secondary author(s) (Swissbib URI from entity person or organisation)
dct:title everywhere string Title(s) (including possible variants)

* The use in every resource doesn’t exclude some exceptions. It means that every resource should contain this data.