From the news page about Variations 3, “an integrated digital library and learning system for the music community:”
A new report, Definition of a FRBR-based Metadata Model for the Indiana University Variations3 Project, is now available for review. This report defines, for the purposes of discussion, what a FRBR-based metadata model for digital musical audio recordings, bitmapped score images, and encoded score notation would look like. Please send comments to Jenn Riley.
In an announcement sent to a mailing list for music librarians, Jenn Riley said, “The Indiana University Variations2 and Variations3 projects use a work-based metadata model for discovery of musical sound recordings, scanned score images, and encoded score notation files. This model has been described as ‘FRBR-like’ and is mentioned in various discussions of FRBR-based systems, but it is not technically a FRBR implementation.”