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Can the Semantic Web and it's related technologies replace MARC?

Potential identifiers, ontologies and data sources

Document type/"thing" Identifiers Ontologies Semantic data sources Other data sources
General BIBO, FRBR vocabulary DBpedia, Freebase
Adm. data DAIA Ontology
Electronic documents DOI
Books ISBN, Open Library ID Open Library Amazon
Periodicals ISSN
Music MusicBrainz ID MusicBrainz
People Open Library ID FOAF VIAF


The first paragraph of the MARC-has-died-standard on identifiers should read:

If it is not an URI, it is not an identifier. However not all URIs are appropriate identifiers and there may be non-URI charcter strings known as identifiers that guide you to real identifiers.
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