David Dubin: Conceptual modeling vs. operationalism

Topics: Conceptual modeling vs. operationalism
Session Lead: David Dubin
Time: 11 am-noon, 01/27/2021
This week, Prof. Dubin leads to review and consider Hahn and Dousa’s Bibframe/LRM mapping proposal presented last October at ASIS&T. Their poster abstract is available here: https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pra2.408

Additional background is in chapter 3 of Elaine Svenonius’s The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization, available online here: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=39954

Discussion questions include the following:

  1. How exactly does the conceptual problem described in section 1 of the abstract create an obstacle to the practical problem of mapping descriptions between BF and LRM?
  2. How is Jim and Tom’s approach to “semantic minimalism” similar and dissimilar to Svenonius’s?
  3. What kinds of roles should reference models like BF and LRM play in solving resource description problems?