Implementing FRBR in Libraries: Key Issues and Future Directions

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$ 73.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-661-6
Published: 
2009
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
154
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
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This book is ideal for anyone who aims to obtain an overview of the current status of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) development. It helps identify the key FRBR issues that need to be addressed and investigates the future directions of FRBR development.

Implementing FRBR in Libraries: Key Issues and Future Directions is the first book to address the theory and implementation of FRBR in a unified discussion. Authors Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba, winners of the 2009 ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award," give readers a clear framework for understanding FRBR’s current and potential implications on library catalogs. They provide a thorough introduction to the history of FRBR and its possible benefits, a detailed description of the FRBR model and its components, and a discussion of its practical influence in transforming description standards, cataloging and metadata practices. The book includes examples of how professionals are successfully applying FRBR in real-life library settings, and explores various methods for effectively implementing the FRBR model. Each chapter includes illustrations to help reinforce fundamental concepts. The book contains a comprehensive appendix of key terms and acronyms to aid readers new to the field and a list of projects and software to showcase practical FRBR applications.

Library catalogers, indexers, metadata creators, reference librarians, researchers, and LIS educators and students who need to know, or know more about, FRBR will find this refreshingly straightforward book invaluable.

This book is ideal for anyone who aims to obtain an overview of the current status of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) development. It helps identify the key FRBR issues that need to be addressed and investigates the future directions of FRBR development.

Implementing FRBR in Libraries: Key Issues and Future Directions is the first book to address the theory and implementation of FRBR in a unified discussion. Authors Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba, winners of the 2009 ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award," give readers a clear framework for understanding FRBR’s current and potential implications on library catalogs. They provide a thorough introduction to the history of FRBR and its possible benefits, a detailed description of the FRBR model and its components, and a discussion of its practical influence in transforming description standards, cataloging and metadata practices. The book includes examples of how professionals are successfully applying FRBR in real-life library settings, and explores various methods for effectively implementing the FRBR model. Each chapter includes illustrations to help reinforce fundamental concepts. The book contains a comprehensive appendix of key terms and acronyms to aid readers new to the field and a list of projects and software to showcase practical FRBR applications.

Library catalogers, indexers, metadata creators, reference librarians, researchers, and LIS educators and students who need to know, or know more about, FRBR will find this refreshingly straightforward book invaluable.

"While technical services staff and catalog/metadata librarians would especially benefit from this book, it is also valuable for professionals in other library departments and library school students who want to better understand FRBR and its implications for the resource discovery and access."

--Journal of Academic Librarianship

"Overall, this book does an excellent job of presenting the issues surrounding FRBR development. It is not only a good introduction to FRBR, but also a good handbook for people who have no knowledge of FRBR and who want to further comprehend and have a general look at it."
--Technical Services Quarterly

"This book is certainly a must-read for catalogers and metadata specialists, and should be useful for any librarian interested in system design, usability studies, and the future of librarianship." 
--Journal of the Medical Library Association

"Timely ... Recommended as a source for a concise explanation of the implications and challenges of integrating the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records in libraries."
--Serials Review

"A valuable work for anyone needing to know about the impact, implementations, and future directions of FRBR on cataloging standards and practice."
--ARBA Online