Will Wikipedia lead to a large, open FRBR implementation?
Wikicat is the bibliographic catalog used by the Wikicite and WikiTextrose projects. It will be implemented as a Wikidata dataset using a datamodel design based upon IFLA‘s Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), the various ISBD standards, the Library of Congress‘s MARC 21 specification, and the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules‘ The Logical Structure of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules.
The page describes the four FRBR Group 1 entities with a familiar illustration and some examples. The Wikicat Technical Design page has more.
Wikipedia’s making a big push to add citations and sources to all its articles. That’s a massive citation database, much of which will have its own Wikipedia pages: authors, books, periodicals, etc. FRBR can be of great use in organizing it all. Another non-library project that sees how useful FRBR can be! Since it’s a Wikipedia project it’s open to anyone, so if you’re interested, get involved.