Vol. 6 No. 1 (2015)

Towards a Semantic Web. A comparison between RDA and REICAT descriptive solutions

Simone Forassiepi
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2015-01-15


  • Catalogazione bibliografica,
  • ISBD,
  • Library linked data,
  • RDA,

How to Cite

Forassiepi, Simone. 2015. “Towards a Semantic Web. A Comparison Between RDA and REICAT Descriptive Solutions”. JLIS.It 6 (1):33-51. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-9963.


Using the 9 areas identified by the ISBD as a guide, the paper proposes a descriptive comparison between the choices carried out by the authors of RDA and REICAT. Two different ways of understanding the basic entities of the bibliographic description are shaped through a detailed analysis of individual choices, and accordingly to this, two different perspectives for the future organization of resources. REICAT are even linked to the organization "on board", to punctuation and to the concept of the catalog, while the RDA is outlined as a new structure, designed for full flow of data through a semantic platform.


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