Julie Allinson dropped me a note about an interesting project she’s working on. Eprints Application Profile desribes a plan to develop “a Dublin Core Application Profile for describing scholarly publications (eprints) held in institutional repositories.”
A page simply titled Model is a plan for representing all of these eprints, and it’s based on FRBR, with some adaptations to suit their purposes. Here’s something they’re pondering:
Issue: it is not clear whether the Powerpoint slides used to present a paper at a conference or workshop should be modelled as an Expression of the ScholarlyWork or as a new ScholarlyWork (i.e. as a separate work). If they are modelled sepearately, then it is likely that we will need a Work to Work relationship to capture the relation between a ‘publication’ ScholarlyWork and a ‘presentation’ ScholarlyWork.
It’ll be interesting to see how this develops, how they handle all the problems particular to eprints, and then how it’s implemented.
UPDATE: Corrected spelling of Allinson’s last name on 4 February 2007. Sorry!