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ERIC Number: EJ826928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
FRBR Cataloging's Future Is Closer than You Think!
Adamich, Tom
Knowledge Quest, v36 n1 p64-69 Sep-Oct 2007
Through the decades, the kinds of materials found in libraries have grown and changed, adapting to the needs of library users as well as economic, social, and even environmental factors. Similarly, the presentation format for cataloging content has changed. Another change is about to emerge in cataloging, and its name is FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), pronounced "fur-ber" (Hart 2006). While the initiative is new, school librarians have used the idea behind FRBR for years to organize materials that have "relationships" (a condition or fact of being connected or associated). This article provides an overview of FRBR and its vocabulary. FRBR's impact on cataloging and the reasons why libraries should use this model are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A