WorldCat Linked Data Vocabulary

WorldCat Linked Data uses a subset of terms from http://schema.org/ as its core vocabulary. The current list of used terms includes:

Classes:

Schema.org Attributes (used with various classes):

  • awards
  • bookEdition
  • contentRating
  • copyrightYear
  • datePublished
  • description
  • genre
  • inLanguage
  • isFamilyFriendly
  • isbn
  • name
  • numberOfPages
  • reviewBody


Schema.org Associations (used with various classes):

  • about
  • author
  • bookFormat
  • contributor
  • creator
  • illustrator
  • itemReviewed
  • publisher
  • reviews
  • url
    (Note: the intended use of the “url” property in Schema.org is unclear. In this data model, however, its use is reserved for cases where the WorldCat record describes a CreativeWork that is located on the Web at a specific URL.)

Schema.org Enumerations:


For situations involving authority control, these additional SKOS vocabulary terms were used:

  • http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#Concept
  • http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#inScheme

The combination of terms listed above covers many essentials that are relevant in bibliographic description, but there are some glaring gaps. The vocabulary defined at http://purl.org/library/ is designed to fill some of those gaps. The current list of extensions include:

Classes:

Attributes:

Associations:


Enumerations:

 

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