Here’s a book to look out for when it’s released next month: FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Robert L. Maxwell, “senior librarian and section head for the Special Collections and Metadata Cataloging Section at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.” I don’t know anything about the book but I’ll certainly read it as soon as I can. If you review it anywhere, let me know and I’ll post a link. A whole book about FRBR is exciting news!
Cataloging expert Maxwell offers clear concise explanations for every librarian interested in the next phase of access to their library’s digital information. He answers such questions as
- What is FRBR and how does it work?
- How will FRBR affect libraries?
- Do all librarians need to be concerned, or just those doing cataloging?
- How do authority records fit into the picture?
With an understanding of the FRBR model, public and academic librarians, technical and public services librarians, and administrators can get a jump on this vital new cataloging technology to make catalogs more user-friendly.
With this and Arlene Taylor’s Understanding FRBR, that’s two books on FRBR coming out this fall. It’s ten years since the Final Report came out, but more and more is happening.