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Bibliographic Citations and References


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Bibliographic citations are a routine piece of metadata. They may also occur in more spcialised and restricted contexts.

Schema documents

Example Instances





xmml:SimpleCitation contains a text value, which will normally be used to record the details of a publication, including author, title, date, etc. We do not consider that defining a detailed bibliographic citation structure is in scope for the XMML project, so we will only augment this with more structured forms of citation when they become available for incorporation from an appropriate source. We have taken a similar approach to description of Parties (see BaseComponents).

Note the following substitutability:
  • xmml:SimpleCitation is in the substitution group headed by gml:_MetaData, and thus may occur in any document instance where the latter is specified. In particular this means that xmml:SimpleCitation can be the value of a gml:MetaDataProperty element on any GML or XMML object or feature





xmml:reference is a utility property that, following the GmlProperty pattern, either contains or points to a Citation.

Note the following substitutability:
  • xmml:reference is in the substitution group headed by gml:metaDataProperty, and thus may occur in any document instance where the latter is specified. In particular this means that xmml:reference can be a property of any GML or XMML object or feature

Discussion with sponsors/collaborators

Notes from an e-mail from Geoscience Australia:

... we have at present two databases that record bibliographic details of published/non-published references which are used by other databases to point to more information on the data contained in their tables. They are combined in the following three structures (2 views and one table) for authors, reference details and keywords. The refid is the primary key in the references table, and the foreign key in the others. There are also lookup tables for authors, keywords and publications.

We are hoping to simplify the structures and combine the two datasets during the coming financial year, but essentially the three structures below will be retained (some names will change, and maybe some of the field definitions, and a few tags and row-level security will be added).

 Name                            Null?    Type
 ------------------------------- -------- ----
 REFID                                    VARCHAR2(9)
 AUTHOR                                   VARCHAR2(60)
 SEQ                                      NUMBER(2)
 ENTEREDBY                                VARCHAR2(8)

 Name                            Null?    Type
 ------------------------------- -------- ----
 REFID                                    VARCHAR2(9)
 OTHERID                                  VARCHAR2(16)
 ENTEREDBY                                VARCHAR2(8)
 ENTRYDATE                                DATE
 YEAR                                     VARCHAR2(40)
 TITLE                                    VARCHAR2(1024)
 SOURCE                                   VARCHAR2(1024)
 VOLPART                                  VARCHAR2(36)
 PAGES                                    VARCHAR2(36)
 ACCESS_CODE                              VARCHAR2(1)

desc georef.keyrefs
 Name                            Null?    Type
 ------------------------------- -------- ----
 REFID                           NOT NULL VARCHAR2(9)
 OWNER                           NOT NULL VARCHAR2(8)
 ENTRYDATE                       NOT NULL DATE
 WORD                            NOT NULL VARCHAR2(40)

I welcome any comments and if you have any queries, please don't hestitate to contact me.


Sonja Lenz CIMA, Corporate Database Development Geoscience Australia GPO Box 378, Canberra ACT 2601 ABN: 80 091 799 039 ph: 02-6249 9676

-- SonjaLenz - 2002 sometime
Topic revision: r5 - 15 Oct 2010, UnknownUser

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