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Catalog - Conceptual Overview

As a Digital Bible Librarian
Or other stakeholder in global Bible publishing
In order to discover and publish Scriptures
I want to track what expressions (usually translations),
And what manifestations (e.g. publications, project files) of them exist,
And what metadata we know for those manifestations,
And how they relate to other expressions and manifestations

VOCABULARY

If you're going to help make or steer this catalog, you should probably understand WEMI and read:

You should be especially clear on the following technical language of catalogs:

WORK, a distinct intellectual or artistic creation (e.g. God's inspired Word, the Gospel According to Matthew, the New Testament)

EXPRESSION, the intellectual or artistic realization of a work in a particular mode (audio, video, script) but no particular media (e.g. an (abstract) audio recording, an (abstract) translation, a Uniform Title)

UNIFORM TITLE, a thing that might have tons of expressions, like Beetoven's Fifth Symphony, that might have different settings, productions, etc., but which we want to refer to by a single title.

MANIFESTATION, the physical embodiment of an EXPRESSION of a work (e.g. an mp3 file, a manuscript, a printed version)

ITEM, a single copy of a manifestation (e.g. the particular copy of the NIV on your shelf with your notes on it). Usually we will not be concerned with items (unless you are talking about the original Dead Sea Scrolls). Collectors are concerned with items.

LIBRARIAN, a real user of the Global Bible Catalog with the task of making sure entries are well cataloged for bibliographic and publishing needs.

Scenarios
see a list of translations
Given
I am a LIBRARIAN
When
I browse the catalog
Then
I see a list of unique entries
And
those entries correspond to Bible translations
And
those entries, in Bibliographic terms, are EXPRESSIONS of the WORK we call Scripture
Recognize different EXPRESSIONs
Given
I am a librarian,
When
I examine a list of translations (i.e. EXPRESSIONS)
Then
I can dig down to a list of MANIFESTATIONS derivitive types:
type
Paratext Project
Set Print-Ready PDF files
Set of dramatized MP3 files
Reference to a published book version
A lectionary web page for preaching preparation
But
I will not see EXPRESSIONS of reference or reflective types:
Commentary
Bible dictionary
Devotional
Bible study curriculum
Searching
Given
I am a librarian
When
I search for "<search_term>"
Then
I find the EXPRESSION "<found>"
But
I don't find the EXPRESSION "<not_found>"
search_term found not_found
zulu Zulu Orth 1959 ASV
Given
I am a librarian
When
I attempt to add a new EXPRESSION
Then
I see a list of potential duplicates or root EXPRESSIONs
And
am strongly discouraged from creating another
Given
I am a librarian
When
I attempt to add a new MANIFESTATION
Then
I see a list of potential duplicates or root MANIFESTATIONS
Possible Metadata
Given
I am a librarian
When
I edit an EXPRESSION of type "type"
Then
I can enter metadata of the expected DBL field "field"
And
that "example" metadata validates according to DBL xml schema
And
"failing_example" metadata, if given, doesn't validate
Examples: # Textual Metadata
type field example failing_example
string title "The Penguin New Testament" 3
Catalog promotes discovery of sources and rights holders
Given
I am a librarian
When
I edit an EXPRESSION
Then
I can see who has them
And
I can see who owns them

Last published over 6 years ago by bradobro.