Passing this on from Kelley McGrath (co-author of Identifying FRBR Work-Level Data in MARC Bibliographic Records for Manifestations of Moving Images in Code4Lib 5). Get in touch with her if you’re interested in this project.
OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) has been investigating ideas for improving access to moving image works for some time (see http://www.olacinc.org/drupal/?q=node/27). I am hoping to apply for a grant for a demonstration project. I have put together an overview of what I hope can be done at http://ilocker.bsu.edu/users/kmcgrath/world_shared.
The basic goals I see for this experiment at this point are:
1. Import and convert current MARC manifestation-level bibliographic records into FRBR-based records, including both work/primary expression records (similar to an IMDb record) and records with expression- and manifestation-level limiters linked to items in libraries or archives to help users find the particular item(s) that meet their needs.
2. Create an end-user interface for searching, browsing, and obtaining moving image materials that leverages facets based on structured data to improve browsing and navigation.
3. Develop a back-end maintenance module that supports adding new records, editing and merging existing records, and deleting records in single record and batch mode.
I am looking for people who would be interested in brainstorming and fleshing out the details of a grant proposal and possibly being involved in an eventual grant.
If you would like to participate in this discussion, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 12, stating why you’re interested in this project and what you think you could contribute. We need all sorts of perspectives, including cataloging/metadata, database design, web design, user needs assessment, user interface construction, budgeting, etc., etc. Or even if you’re just interested in taking part in the discussion.
Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian (A/V)
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306