ERIC Number: ED450780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Could This Be the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: A Comparison of the Description and Access to the Object of Interest between the Libraries and Archives.
This paper discusses interoperability between libraries, archives, and museums, focusing on how the user can have simultaneous access to all kinds of material based on a core level of description. Tools for description and conceptual data modeling are addressed, including ISAD(G) (General International Standard Archival Description), ISBD(G) (International Standard Bibliographic Description), and FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records). The conceptual models described in the FRBR and ISAD(G) are outlined. These include three groups of entities: (1) works (intellectual/artistic creation), expressions (realization of the work), manifestations (physical embodiments), and items (single exemplars of a manifestation); (2) persons and corporate bodies responsible for the intellectual creation or physical production, dissemination, or ownership of the entity being described; and (3) concepts, events, and places as the subjects of the work. Levels and relationships within the descriptive elements are summarized, and several elements in the ISAD(G) and ISBD(G) (i.e., reference codes, title, date(s), level of description, extent and medium of the unit of description, and name of creator(s)) are compared. Cataloging as a dynamic process and collection level cataloging are considered. Cooperation among IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and ICA (Interaction Council on Archives) regarding authority information is also described. "CROSSWALKS" is appended. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Authority Control (Information), Bibliographic Records, Cataloging, Comparative Analysis, Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, Libraries, Museums, Standards, User Needs (Information)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/125-164e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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