Anyone know more about Monte Sano Associates’ FRBR Floater? It’s a subscription service that, it says, adds FRBRized views to a library’s catalogue without the library having to do anything.
Their one page PDF brochure explains:
FRBR Floater, from Monte Sano Associates, is an innovative new service that enables users to view, in an easy-to-read OPAC window, the various editions and formats owned by the library of any title searched. The user may then simply browse the list and select the one item that is most appropriate.
Libraries need not recatalog their collections or manipulate their bibliographic databases, because we use a sophisticated algorithm, based on the new international FRBR standard, to harvest the needed data from your existing MARC catalog records. As a result, libraries and their users can enjoy the benefits of FRBR without the time and expense of database analysis and re-design.
Seems to be something like LibraryThing for Libraries. Is it vapourware? I e-mailed Monte Sano a while ago but never got a reply.