In beginning our journey into “frbrization”, I have gone over the list of fields in the OL record and have separated them in terms of Work and Edition. http://openlibrary.org/about/work_edition. Comments welcome. Note that we haven’t yet grappled with “expression” in terms of FRBR, but I’m not sure that we’ll be able to have a separate level for expressions since we may not get the data that we need to make that distinction. I suspect that some expressions will get treated as editions (manifestions, in FRBR-speak) and others will be treated as Works. For example, we probably will not have a way to know when a book is a translation of another book. That would be an expression in FRBR, but it may be treated as a Work in OL until we find some way to bring together the translations for a work.
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