[January 05, 2000] A communiqué from Martin Sévigny reports on the availability of a 'BiblioML' XML application. "The Ministère de la culture et de la communication (France), Board of Research and Technology (http://www.culture.fr), is pleased to announce the first public release of "BiblioML", an XML application for the representation of bibliographic records. The BiblioML DTD is based on the international standard "Unimarc Bibliographic Format" (http://www.ifla.org/VI/3/p1996-1/sec-uni.htm), which can handle the description of all types of documents. The current release of BiblioML handles monographs and serials. Also available from the project BiblioML, a Java/XSLT application to convert Unimarc records to BiblioML documents, with an example database of more than 6000 records. This application can be downloaded and used for free. The BiblioML application is still in active development. Future releases will bring complete Unimarc support, better conversion tools, support for the Unimarc Authorities, and also DTD profiles for the markup of simple bibliographic records within other XML documents."
"The Web site provides informations about the BiblioML project, sponsored by the Ministère de la culture et de la communication - Mission de la recherche et de la technologie and realised by Martin Sévigny of AJLSM. [...] It is expected that BiblioML conformant records may be created by exporting records from UNIMARC databases and transcoding them to XML. A simple tool is proposed for this transcoding operation. BiblioML records, or subsets of them, may be used by various applications dealing with bibliographic references. We would highly appreciate to receive information on any application that may be developped exploiting this interchange format."
[February 17, 2001] "It is expected that BiblioML and AuthoritiesML conformant records may be created by exporting records from UNIMARC databases and transcoding them to XML. A simple tool is proposed for this transcoding operation. BiblioML and AuthoritiesML records, or subsets of them, may be used by various applications dealing with bibliographic references. We would highly appreciate to receive information on any application that may be developped exploiting this interchange format."
[February 17, 2001] BiblioML Version 0.30 (04/05/2000). This XML DTD defines the structure for bibliographic based on the Unimarc bibliographic format. Reference: IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Core Programme (UBCIM), UNIMARC Manual : Bibliographic Format 1994, available in print from K.G. Saur and online at . Text format. [cache]
[February 17, 2001] AuthoritiesML DTD. Version 0.30 (04/05/2000). "This XML DTD defines the structure for authorities record based on the Unimarc authorities format. Text format. [cache, HTML and text versions]
Using BiblioML and AuthoritiesML in other document types. Namespaces for BiblioML and AuthoritiesML. "One can easily mix up elements and attributes coming from various DTDs with a standard related to XML. This standard is a W3C recommendation named Namespaces in XML. It is important to note that the use of namespaces is incompatible with document validation against a DTD. A document using namespaces features can't be validated agains a DTD. The definition of a namespace in an XML document is done using a character string that follows the URI specification. See the standard for more information. Here are the URIs for the two namespaces that we care about: http://www.culture.fr/BiblioML and http://www.culture.fr/AuthoritiesM. Sample document with namespace declarations.