The International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) had the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO) here in Toronto from 14-15 June 2007. I didn’t get to it, but blogger Mark Lindner did, and wrote up comments on the talks.
Here he quotes or paraphrases Rebecca Green, if I read it right, who with Nancy Fallgren wrote Anticipating New Media: A Faceted Classification of Material Types:
IFLA FRBR folks did some wonderful work in their documentation. They also blew a few things, some of which are because they wanted to keep it simple, some perhaps because they were too close to the issues and document, while others may have been due to a compromise … or a mixture. The Expression entity is one such failure.
I haven’t read “Anticipating New Media” yet, but it looks very interesting. It’s freely available, so go have a look and leave a comment.
All of the other conference papers are online, too.