The Kubikat-LOD project is a collaborative venture to unite and connect the resources of the Kubikat union catalogue in a discovery platform based on the BIBFRAME Linked Data model.
The aim of this initiative is to offer to users of the catalogue - scholars, researchers, students - interoperability, visibility and discoverability for all types of resources, providing a single, shared point of access to the catalogues of the participating institutions through a rich search environment in which bibliographic data is displayed in a structured and comprehensible way. One of the key elements of the project is the identification and reconciliation of entities, which allows the data to be enriched with information from authoritative sources, and form progressively connections among library, museum and archive domains. The catalogue is, for example, enhanced by the Gemeinsame Normdatei (GND) and its data is enriched through integration with numerous external sources.
The current prototype contains bibliographic data held by the Kubikat member libraries updated to February 15th 2019.
THE THREE BIBFRAME PUBLICATION LAYERS
The BIBFRAME (Bibliographic framework) data model intends to open up the possibilities of linked data to libraries, archives and museums, providing greater interoperability, visibility and discoverability for all types of resources held, taking into account the evolving guidelines and data models such as the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM) and the Resource Description and Access (RDA) guidelines.
This platform takes into account the three layers of the BIBFRAME model, allowing for navigation of the following elements:
- Person/Work, enriched with data from external sources for the purpose of extending the research potential
- Ricerca pubblicazioni
- Item, linking to data relating to the copies and their availability from the local OPAC or other system of each library
THE PARTICIPATING KUBIKAT-LIBRARIES
- Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München
- Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut
- Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max-Planck-Institut für Kungeschichte, Rom
- Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte / Centre Allemand d'Histoire de L'Art, Paris