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- Is FRBR Too Complicated? asked William Waites, and a few people said yes, including
- Rob Styles, who pointed out Bringing FRBR Down to Earth
- “It seems increasingly useless,” says James Weinheimer.
The remarkable and ubiquitous Karen Coyle said “what it comes down to for me is that the Group1 entities are really a single entity with subparts” and expanded her email message into a blog post: FRBR and Sharability.
Christopher Gutteridge said he would like good FRBR Examples. This led to more discussion, with Tim “Mr. LibraryThing” Spalding saying LibraryThing has already got it working and “what’s needed is doing.” Karen Coyle pointed out the FRBR cataloguer scenarios on the DCMI web site.
Check the archives for all of it. Really there’s nothing too new about it, though. The same kind of discussion has happened on other mailing list, with mostly the same people. Which is perhaps more important than the substance of this discussion.