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ERIC Number: EJ1044649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
Creating Better Library Information Systems: The Road to FRBR-Land
Mercun, Tanja; Švab, Katarina; Harej, Viktor; Žumer, Maja
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v18 n3 suppl Sep 2013
Introduction: To provide valuable services in the future, libraries will need to create better information systems and set up an infrastructure more in line with the current technologies. The "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" conceptual model provides a basis for this transformation, but there are still a number of unresolved issues connected to its actual implementation. Method: Using conceptual analysis, the paper investigates three main aspects of future FRBR-related research and developments. Analysis: For each of the three areas, the paper describes its current position and identifies the questions that will need to be resolved in the broader library community. Results: The library community needs to rethink three key aspects connected to the creation and sharing of bibliographic data: what bibliographic data users need in their information seeking process, how this data should be presented and interacted with in bibliographic information systems and, last but not least, how this data should be encoded and managed. Conclusion: Implementation of the "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" model is only at its beginning. The paper provides a roadmap for future work on FRBR implementation and the creation of better library information systems. [This paper was published as part of: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013.]
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Language: English
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