[open-bibliography] FRBR examples
kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Thu May 27 14:16:07 BST 2010
Tim, can you "model" your model for us? Give us a picture of the
structure and relationships?
Quoting Tim Spalding <tim at librarything.com>:
> On the subject of the FRBR model, I think discussions have reached—and
> may have started at—a point of diminishing returns. What's needed is
> *doing*, and doing in a community.
> LibraryThing introduced a FRBR-like model more than three years ago,
> and the community has spent the last three years working together
> through all the edge cases and difficult problems, establishing
> precedents and secondary rules. We've changed the model and the
> features that it triggers. We haven't finished, but we're farther
> along, and much farther than any one person or even group of people
> could have come before we did it.
> This sort of rules-plus-conversant-tradition is what undergirds many
> rule-bound but human institutions (law and religion come to mind). One
> shouldn't expect library science to operate differently.
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