Last week I mentioned that the American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section, or, as I like to call it, the AALLTSSIS, was going to do a FRBRy session at their upcoming conference. It happened Monday, and they blogged it: TS-SIS Demo: Strategize and FRBRize your OPAC.
Claudia Conrad from Innovative Interfaces gave what sounds like a really interesting talk:
Innovative’s approach to FRBR is to leave the MARC record alone, but to use it to generate “keys” which are then combined to create the FRBR record…. [Conrad used FRBR on] a legal example, in this case Blackstone’s Commentaries. This was an interesting example because there are some copies of Blackstone’s Commentaries which are just that, and there are other’s which also include bits of early state law. The one we saw also included laws of Virgina. Most likely, we would want these two differing things to exist as two different Manifestations.
There’s a bit more in their report on this session. That’s a fascinating example to use.