A Guide for the Perplexed

eBook - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Outlines the entities of the FRBR method of identifying library catalog holdings, explains why the model is important for modern libraries, and offers suggestions for databases reflecting the FRBR method.

Book News
This guide details FRBR (functional requirements for business records), a model to help library users navigate catalogs more easily, which was developed by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Cataloging Section. Maxwell explains and illustrates the model and why it is important for information organization, and offers suggestions for databases based on the FRBR principles. Specific topics include entity-relationship database modeling, user tasks, and a comparison of current cataloging practice with what it would look like if FRBR principles were used. The book is aimed at public, academic, technical, and public services librarians, and administrators. Maxwell is a librarian for the Special Collections and Metadata Cataloging Section at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young U. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
FRBR - Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records - is an evolving conceptual model designed to help users easily navigate catalogs and find the material they want in the form they want it, be that print, DVD, audio, or adaptations. Developed by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Cataloging Section, FRBR is now being integrated into cataloging theory and implemented in systems and practice. Cataloging expert Maxwell offers clear, concise explanations for every librarian interested in the next phase of access to their library's digital information.

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2008
ISBN: 9781441618962
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 151 pages) : illustrations


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