Webcast: Barbara Tillett on FRBR

Here is another good general presentation from Barbara Tillett on FRBR entitled: FRBR : things you should know but were afraid to ask. The webcast lasts about 57 minutes. The description from the website says: This presentation for non-catalogers is intended to present basic concepts and benefits of using the FRBR conceptual model (Functional Requirements …

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Definition of FRBR

Just the other day, a person asked how to define FRBR on the cataloging listserv AUTOCAT. It was interested to follow the lively discussion that ensued. There were some excellent points that arose and continue to be debated since the conversation is still taking place. I found some interesting points to summarize: FRBR will help …

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Function in the Fuctional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

Until recently, the title and in particular the word, functional, did not strike me as a crucial change in perspective in the way we conceptualize information organization and cataloging. This changed while surfing various discussions on FRBR. I came across the argument that FRBR differs from the underlying (and unidentified) model on which AACR2 is …

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Dublic Core APs and SWAPs

I recently ran across this article, "Assessing FRBR in Dublin Core Application Profiles" by Talat Chaudhri (go to: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/chaudhri/). Talat talks about how Dublin Core Application Profiles came to based on a FRBR model. Talat introduces the problem of DCAPs and SWAPs as follows: Efforts to create standard metadata records for resources in digital repositories …

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Code4Lib and FRBR

At the recent Code4Lib 2009 Conference in Providence, there was a talk on FRBR by Jodi Schneider and William Denton. In my first post, I thought of creating a separate page with links to various resources on FRBR and RDA. After some thought and seeing the types of resources out there on the web, I …

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Code4Lib2009 …again

The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian just posted this link on his blog about staffing, library culture, and digital projects. The link is to Michael Edson's blog, Using Data. The brief presentation called the Web Tech Guy and Angry Staff person really strikes at the heart of many difficulties that we face within the library culture. …

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