A weblog following developments around the world in FRBR: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records.

Maintained by William Denton, Web Librarian at York University. Suggestions and comments welcome at wtd@pobox.com.


Confused? Try What Is FRBR? (2.8 MB PDF) by Barbara Tillett, or Jenn Riley's introduction. For more, see the basic reading list.

Books: FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed by Robert Maxwell (ISBN 9780838909508) and Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval Tools edited by Arlene Taylor (ISBN 9781591585091) (read my chapter FRBR and the History of Cataloging).

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Access 2007

Posted by: William Denton, 12 October 2007 7:56 am
Categories: Conferences

I’m at the Access 2007 conference in Victoria, British Columbia. An informant reported that FRBRization (in a loose sense) was mentioned by vendors at the How to Skin an OPAC: Integrating Users with the Social Web preconference. There was no mention of FRBR in the first day of the conference, though I did have a chat with William Moen about the MARC Content Designation Utilization project. It’s a very interesting project for many reasons, one of which is the help the MARC usage analysis will give to FRBRization projects that try to mine MARC records and winkle out “this and this are two different manifestations of the same expression of a work that must be called X” inferences.