May 24, 2022

New Article: Improving the Presentation of Library Data Using FRBR and Linked Data


Improving the presentation of library data using FRBR and Linked Data


Anne-Lena Westrum (Oslo Public Library)

Asgeir Rekkavik (Oslo Public Library)

Kim Tallerås ( Doctoral Student at the Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)


The Code4Lib Journal (16)


When a library end-user searches the online catalogue for works by a particular author, he will typically get a long list that contains different translations and editions of all the books by that author, sorted by title or date of issue. As an attempt to make some order in this chaos, the Pode project has applied a method of automated FRBRizing based on the information contained in MARC records. The project has also experimented with RDF representation to demonstrate how an author’s complete production can be presented as a short and lucid list of unique works, which can easily be browsed by their different expressions and manifestations. Furthermore, by linking instances in the dataset to matching or corresponding instances in external sets, the presentation has been enriched with additional information about authors and works.

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