Introduction to Application Profiles

Maybe you've heard of application profiles. Maybe not. What is an application profile? What can applications profiles be used for? How do application profiles relate to FRBR, Dublin Core, or RDF? These slides prepared by John Phipps, Karen Coyle, and Diane Hillmann are a great starting point to answer these questions and more.

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Dublic Core APs and SWAPs

I recently ran across this article, "Assessing FRBR in Dublin Core Application Profiles" by Talat Chaudhri (go to: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/chaudhri/). Talat talks about how Dublin Core Application Profiles came to based on a FRBR model. Talat introduces the problem of DCAPs and SWAPs as follows: Efforts to create standard metadata records for resources in digital repositories …

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