ERIC Number: ED472895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Successful AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway Implementation of the FRBR and INDECS Event Models, and Implications for Other FRBR Implementations.
Ayres, Marie-Louise; Kilner, Kerry; Fitch, Kent; Scarvell, Annette
This paper discusses the first major implementation of two significant new cataloging models: IFLA's FRBR (International Federation of Library Associations' Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and event modeling (INDECS and Harmony). The paper refers briefly to the decision making processes leading to the adoption of these models, and outlines the implementation process, the benefits of the implementation, the practical and conceptual difficulties encountered in this implementation, and some observations on the future of these models in the library and information worlds. FRBR was published in 1998, and was widely accepted as providing a sound conceptual model for a new generation of bibliographic records which record and present the publishing history of information resources. The 2000 LC Cataloging conference included a number of papers on the requirement to add "event models" into cataloging. FRBR and Event Modeling are powerful tools for presenting bibliographic and other information in a richly contextual environment. Implementing the models presents significant challenges but is achievable, cost effective, offers many benefits to practitioners and should be considered by a range of information providers. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Bibliographic Records, Cataloging, Catalogs, Foreign Countries, Library Catalogs, Models, Online Catalogs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia