Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval Tools

Understanding FRBR: What It Is and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval Tools

by Arlene G. Taylor

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What is FRBR, and why is everyone talking about it? Is it really going to revolutionize cataloguing? And if so, what form will it take? This book is written for librarians, bibliographic systems designers, library and information science faculty and students, and anyone else who is interested in learning about the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and how following the FRBR model can improve access to information through helpful organization of the metadata records that are surrogates for information resources. Serials, art, music, moving images, maps, and archival materials are just a few of the formats covered. Not for catalogers only!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591585091
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Arlene G. Taylor is Professor Emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, and author of several works on cataloging and classification and authority control. She has received ALA's Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging and Classification and the ALA Highsmith Library Literature Award.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) by Arlene G. Taylor

Chapter 2: An Introduction to Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) by Glenn E. Patton

Chapter 3: Understanding the Relationship between FRBR and FRAD by Glenn E. Patton

Chapter 4: FRBR and the History of Cataloging by William Denton

Chapter 5: The Impact of Research on the Development of FRBR by Edward T. O'Neill

Chapter 6: Bibliographic Families and Superworks by Richard P. Smiraglia

Chapter 7: FRBR and RDA (Resource Description and Access) by Barbara B. Tillett

Chapter 8: FRBR and Archival Materials by Alexander C. Thurman

Chapter 9: FRBR and Works of Art, Architecture, and Material Culture by Martha Baca and Sherman Clarke

Chapter 10: FRBR and Cartographic Materials by Mary Lynette Larsgaard

Chapter 11: FRBR and Moving Image Materials by Martha M. Yee

Chapter 12: FRBR and Music by Sherry L. Vellucci

Chapter 13: FRBR and Serials by Steven C. Shadle


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