Record/Thing

  • Some items are just documents; we still put their administrative metadata in a "record", but note that they are embedded?

  • for all other things, sparse records administrate the things (even vocab and skos terms)

  • Some items are just things (persons, websites, ...), but really, their descriptions are (partial) records (e.g. dbpedia quotes), even if empty (though at least @id + dc:modified...)

  • Mostly(?), if a thing is given, it's the most interesting entity (possible conflict: AgentTerm and Agent...; from the library management POV, not for discovery...)

    SOURCE:

      <1> [
          {id: 1, a Record, mainEntity 1#term},
          {id: 1#it, a Person}
          {id: 1#term, a Term; focus 1#it}
      ]
    

    INDEX:

      Term
          focus
              Person
          meta
              Record
    

    SOURCE:

      <2> [
          {id: 2, a Record, mainEntity 2#it},
          {id: 2#it, a Person}
      ]
    

    INDEX:

      Person
          meta
              Record
    

    SOURCE:

      <2> [
          {id: 3, a Document}
      ]
    

    INDEX:

      Document
          meta
              Record (known-admin-parts-of)
    

We no longer use:

GRAPH <record> {

<record>
    :mainEntity <thing> .

<nominal>
    :meta <record> ; # description
    :focus <thing> . # concretization

<thing>
    :meta <record> ;
    :hasAuthority <nominal> . # abstraction

}

(See also Concept/Thing Design Issue.)