In June Timothy Dickey, a student at Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science, won the 2007 LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award for his paper “FRBRization of a Library Catalog: Better Collocation of Records, Leading to Enhanced Search, Retrieval, and Display.” I just found out about it yesterday!
[The paper] examines the challenges and benefits of reorganizing an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) to take advantage of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, known as FRBR. He describes the potential of FRBR to provide a mechanism that improves the ability of OPACs to better address the relationships among materials formats in genres such as music. He also describes the current landscape where FRBR largely remains a theory since there are few working applications except from a small number of vendors.
It’ll be published in Information Technology and Libraries and I’ll post a link to it then.