The writing was a slog today (I totally rearranged some furniture) but I wrote things and I think they work. I added a discussion of the development of BIBFRAME as a move into RDF and I think it’s a good addition. I also think I finally verified for myself that triplestores can handle complex hierarchical RDF. In testing out a local Fuseki server install and executing SPARQL queries, I verified that this setup can take complex RDF involving blank nodes. I’m pretty sure this means any triplestore worth using will also be able to manage similarly complex RDF.
I’ve also lucked out and a very kind colleague agreed to review my draft as it stands at the end of this week. She is knowledgable about RDF and has experience transitioning XML data to RDF so I will really appreciate her opinion about what I’m saying and how it’s coming across. That has energized me a bit so I’m looking forward to taking on this last section of writing tomorrow and bringing the whole thing together – kind of the jazz hands of the article.