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RDA is intended as a full-blown realisation of FRBR, adding considerable detail to the skeleton provided by FRBR.


The body responsible for FRBR has not given authoritative RDF URIs for the FRBR concepts.

RDA Namespace

The RDA vocabularies have been finalised as of January 2014 at RDA Vocabualries

The Work property titleOfWork

I pulled this out of the tar ball on the Work RDA Vocabulary in xml/Elements/w.xml

<!--Property: has title of the work-->
<rdf:Description rdf:about="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/w/P10088">
  <rdfs:isDefinedBy rdf:resource="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/w/" />
  <reg:status rdf:resource="http://metadataregistry.org/uri/RegStatus/1001" />
  <reg:name xml:lang="en">titleOfTheWork</reg:name>
  <rdfs:label xml:lang="en">has title of the work</rdfs:label>
  <skos:definition xml:lang="en">Relates a work to a word, character, or group of words and/or characters by which a work is known.</skos:definition>
  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#Property" />
  <rdfs:domain rdf:resource="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/c/C10001" />
  <rdfs:subPropertyOf rdf:resource="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/u/P60367" />
  <owl:sameAs rdf:resource="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/w/titleOfTheWork" />
  <reg:hasSubproperty rdf:resource="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/w/P10086" />
  <reg:hasSubproperty rdf:resource="http://rdaregistry.info/Elements/w/P10223" />

Let's dissect this entry. The namespaces are

This entry, like many others, draws in elements from many different sources.

The RDF entries are

The RDFS entries are

The Owl entry is sameAs. While we haven't met Owl yet, this should be obvious that it is the same property as its value titleOfTheWork

The Metadata elements label the status of this entry within the Metadata Registry.


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