New IFLA Standard: “Definition of FRBRoo: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information in Object-Oriented Formalism”
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.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.