E-mail sent out by Patricia Riva, chair of the FRBR Review Group. This is a really interesting opportunity. Note that you have to pay your way to the meetings, and they’re all over the world (recently they’ve been in South Africa, South Korea, and Canada; this year it’s Italy), so that will get expensive. Get in touch with Pat quickly if you’re interested. She mentions that if a vote is needed it’ll be on 22 August.
Call for Nominations : FRBR Review Group
The FRBR Review Group is presently accepting nominations for members to serve from 2009-2013.
The current terms of reference (below) were adopted in 2007, and will be revised in 2009 to take the completion of the FRAD model into account:
1) Review and maintain the FRBR conceptual model on an ongoing basis, incorporating revisions when needed, in both entity-relationship and object-oriented forms;
2) Develop and make available guidelines and interpretative documents to assist those applying FRBR;
3) Promote the model and encourage its use in all appropriate information organising communities and maintain links with relevant groups both within IFLA and in other communities.
FRBR Review Group members serve 4-year terms, and new members are eligible for one renewal of an additional 4 years. Two positions are available to replace two members whose non-renewable terms end in 2009. Three members complete their first terms in 2009; Pat Riva and Maja Zumer have expressed interest in being renewed. So far two new nominations have been received: Gordon Dunsire (UK), Miriam Sofstrom (Sweden).
Anders Cato (Kungl. biblioteket (National Library of Sweden)) First term ends: 2009
Alan Danskin (British Library) Term ends: 2009 (non-renewable)
Françoise Leresche (Biblioth&eacaute;que nationale de France) First term ends: 2011
Eeva Murtomaa (Kansalliskirjasto (National Library of Finland)) First term ends: 2011
Glenn Patton (OCLC) Term ends: 2009 (non-renewable)
Pat Riva (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec) First term ends: 2009
Barbara Tillett (Library of Congress) Second term ends: 2011
Maja Zumer (Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana)) First term ends: 2009
Nominees should be experts in a relevant field, and must be able to get funding on their own for travelling to IFLA meetings. While you do not need to be a member of the Cataloguing Section Standing Committee to be eligible for the Review Group; you do need to be a personal member of IFLA or work at an institution/be a member of an association that is a member of the Cataloguing Section.
Interested persons should contact me at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are more nominations than vacancies, the election committee will organize an election in Milan at the Cataloguing Section Standing Committee meeting on August 22, 2009.