Quoting Erik Hetzner <ehetz...@gmail.com>:

> In other words, we have a Person (e.g., [2]), a Person as
> bibliographic entity (as in FRBR), and finally one or more
> bibliographic records about the person, (e.g., [1]). Do I have that
> right?

I was looking at it that way, in particular because the OL gives  
subject/person a different ID from author. But then George popped in  
saying that it would be good for authors and subjects to be the same  
thing, presumably a person, and since she's the project lead... well,  
"make it so." So I'm coding authors as foaf:persons since that appears  
to be the desired direction for OL.

In general, I consider metadata identifiers to identify the metadata,  
not what the metadata is about, but that's my personal bias and  
clearly others feel differently. In my world view, people do not have  
identifiers, but information about people does. Of course, I live in  
the city named for Bishop Berkeley, the philosopher whose theories can  
be summarized as "there is no reality, get over it." :-)

Karen Coyle
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