Jeff, perhaps they are, I haven't seen them coded in that way. What I
find interesting is how different they are from each other, even though
they are both, theoretically, describing authority data. (The "AD" is
I put a copy of the FRAD entity diagram on my site:
This is the one from the French version, since the English version isn't
On 5/27/12 11:53 AM, Young,Jeff (OR) wrote:
> FRAD and FRSAD are basically variants of SKOS and SKOS-XL. Foaf:focus is a key factor for connecting these back to ontological models. The authority section of the lld-xg report addresses this but may not be clear enough.
> Karen Coyle<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I should mention that I am keeping a wiki page  relating to the
> various versions of FRBR in RDF, with links to discussions around the
> issues of modeling -- in particular the question of defining the FRBR
> classes as disjoint.
> Also, FRAD  resembles FRBR in structure, but FRSAD  takes a very
> different approach with only two classes, Thema and Nomen. An
> interesting aspect of FRAD, which reflects standard library practice, is
> that it retains the concept of a "controlled access point" and includes
> a relationship to the rules under which the access point was developed
> and the agency that created the access point by applying the rules.
> If I run into discussions of these latter FRs I will add them to the
> wiki page.
> (and linked from the home page http://futurelib.pbworks.com )
> (This is the web page for the committee. The English language version of
> FRAD is not available online, but there are other languages available on
> that page.)
> On 5/26/12 9:32 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> *From:* Riva Patricia<[log in to unmask]
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>>> *Date:* 27 May 2012 02:33:43 EEST
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>> *Subject:* *[BIBFRAME] IFLA Functional Requirements namespaces published*
>>> *Reply-To:* Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
>>> <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>>> *Functional Requirements namespaces published*
>>> Namespaces for the Functional Requirements (FR) family of
>>> bibliographic metadata models have been published in Resource
>>> Description Framework (RDF), the basis of the Semantic Web. The models
>>> include Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR),
>>> Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD), and Functional
>>> Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD). The namespaces can be
>>> accessed at _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/_.
>>> The FR element set vocabularies include RDF classes and properties
>>> corresponding to FR entities, attributes, and relationships. Each
>>> class and property has a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for use in
>>> Semantic Web data triples.
>>> A full de-referencing service is available for each URI. When used in
>>> an ordinary Web browser, the URI displays HTML pages with
>>> human-readable information about the element or concept. When used in
>>> a semantic browser, the URI retrieves machine-readable information in
>>> RDF/XML format. It is also possible to retrieve this format using an
>>> ordinary Web browser.
>>> For example, the URI for the FRBR entity-relationship (FRBRer) model’s
>>> Group 1 entity “Work” is
>>> _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frbr/frbrer/C1001_. To retrieve the
>>> RDF/XML information in a normal Web browser, use
>>> _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frbr/frbrer/C1001.rdf_; that is, add
>>> the file extension “.rdf” to the URI.
>>> Another example is the FRSAD attribute “has appellation”: the URI of
>>> the corresponding RDF property is
>>> _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frsad/P2003_ and the RDF/XML file can
>>> be retrieved in a normal browser using the URL
>>> The element set for a specific FR model can be accessed as follows:
>>> FRBRer: _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frbr/frbrer/_
>>> FRAD: _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frad/_
>>> FRSAD: _http://iflastandards.info/ns/fr/frsad/_
>>> The FR namespaces are maintained and accessed using the Open Metadata
>>> Registry (_http://metadataregistry.org/_).
>>> These element sets reflect the current published models, however, as
>>> the FR family is in the process of being consolidated, this may result
>>> in the eventual deprecation of some URIs.
>>> Pat Riva
>>> Coordonnatrice, section des monographies
>>> Direction du traitement documentaire des collections patrimoniales
>>> Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
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>>> Montréal (Québec) H2G 3H1
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