June 25, 2017

New IFLA Standard: “Definition of FRBRoo: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information in Object-Oriented Formalism”

From IFLA (International Federation Library Association):

The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the Definition of FRBROO: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information in Object-Oriented Formalism.

FRBROO is an ontology or high-level conceptual model for bibliographic data. The model is closely related to IFLA’s FRBR family of conceptual models; it is the object-oriented version of these models. FRBROO version 1 was based on FRBR alone, while FRBROO version 2 is based on the three models: FRBR, FRAD and FRSAD.

FRBROO is the result of dialogue between the conceptual modelling communities of IFLA and the International Council of Museums (ICOM). While the library community was developing the original FRBR entity-relationship model, the museum community was developing its own conceptual model for museum data: the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model, or CIDOC CRM. FRBROO was prepared by the Working Group on FRBR/CRM Dialogue (which is also referred to as: International Working Group on FRBR and CIDOC CRM Harmonisation). The Working Group is affiliated with the IFLA FRBR Review Group and works in consultation with the IFLA FRBR Review Group and with the ICOM CIDOC CRM Special Interest Group. The Working Group has both IFLA and ICOM members.

FRBROO version 2.4 was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in December 2016.

Direct to Full Text: FRBROO: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information in Object-Oriented Formalism
284 pages; PDF.

Direct to FRBROO Info Page

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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