On 22/07/28164 20:33, Peter Flynn wrote:
> Martin Holmes wrote:
>> HI Paul,
>> Paul Caton wrote:
>>> Does anyone have - or can anyone point me to - a handy-dandy XSLT
>>> stylesheet that I can run on Zotero RDF export (or Zotero MODS
>>> export) to produce a TEI <listBibl> with <bibl> children? I'd be
>>> awfully grateful to get one off-the-shelf.
>> I don't have such a thing, but I have been looking at Zotero and its
>> RDF as part of our examination of <biblStruct>, <bibl> etc. My sense
>> is that such a stylesheet would have to make a lot of arbitrary
>> decisions about how to encode particular items in the Zotero that have
>> no natural analogue in TEI.
> Wouldn't MODS make a better starting-point? Surely someone in the
> library or bibliographical field has done this?
Paul suggested two routes:
RDF descriptions of items -> bibls
MODS records -> bibls
I agree with Peter that this task will likely be easier using MODS as
the interchange format between the software and TEI, but I doubt we're
going to find anything in the library community since I can't come up
with a use case where someone would have a digital library object with a
MODS record and you'd want to make a TEI header from it. Furthermore,
since libraries in general create TEI headers but not bibls in the body
of a TEI document, library mappings won't help you much.
We had a similar discussion on how to convert data stored in a
bibliographic management tool to TEI on this list in 2007. (Search the
archives for subject line "EndNote XML output".) As mentioned then,
RefDB would be an excellent tool for Paul's purpose since it outputs a
listBibl, but it seems it will not yet accept Zotero data as an input.
You could convert the MODS data to MARC first (using
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/mods2marc-mapping.html ) and then
use RefDB since it has built in MARC-to-listBibl.
However, I should caution everyone that while bibliographic description
is a part of what goes into cataloging, it generally takes second
priority to establishment of access points (subject headings, uniform
titles, names from an authority file, etc.) There are certain
distinctions that people make when creating bibliographies (primary
author, second authors, editors, translators) which are not recorded in
a *machine-readable* way in MARC or MODS records, so library metadata
formats are actually not especially suitable as an interchange format
for information used to create citations to be used in print. That is,
I'm skeptical that RefDB or other similar software will take MARC or
MODS input and give you a listBibl that puts everything into the exact
slots where you want it.
Since I mentioned the hypothetical possibility of converting MODS
records to bibls, and since there was interest in mappings from MODS or
MARC to TEI, I'll remind everyone that MARC-TEI mappings are under
You can combine this with the MODS mappings from the Library of Congress