Last month Glenn Patton said on the FRBR mailing list, in response to a query, that a second draft of Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) would be available “in the next month or so.” I’ll be keeping an eye peeled for it and will post a link. The first draft was published in 2005 and the IFLA Working Group chaired by Patton has been going over all the comments and feeback.
If the name FRAD seems unknown but strangely familiar, it’s because you’re used to hearing about FRANAR (Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records) and FRAR (Functional Requirements for Authority Records). FRAD is the new name.
I’ve renamed the FRAR category here to FRAD to match the revised nomenclature. Check out previous posts in this category to find links to the earlier draft.