Late last month I passed on word from Brad Eden that the Library Technology Reports issue on FRBR that he’d edited (November/December 2006, 42:6) was out. At the time it hadn’t made its way into the offerings of the vendors that carry it online, like Gale. It’s there now, though, so if you didn’t find it before, go back and look again.
The issue is an enormous annotated bibliography of FRBR-related writings, from journal articles to blog posts to presentation slides. It’s an impressive piece of work and I highly recommend you track down a copy.
… there are very few people out there who really understand what FRBR is and supposedly will do. In my opinion, there are a whole lot of people that don’t understand FRBR at all, not, however, for a lack of trying. It is surprisingly simple in its prototype applications, but highly complex in its explanations. Why this is, I am not quite sure.
As a result, I have shifted my focus from trying to be an expert on FRBR (because I’m not, nor do I want to be) to being a vehicle for providing concise, readable, and hopefully understandable abstracts on the variety of resources available related to FRBR.
Library school students: If you’re writing a paper about FRBR, start with this.