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The more things change, the more they remain ... insane." (1)
This chapter covers applications of FRBR to various formats and genres, including electronic resources, XML documents, continuing resources, music, rights management, visually impaired, audio-visual, graphic materials, antiquarian/rare books, performing arts, Semantic Web, quality control, oral literature, and non-book materials.
"Supporting Relationships in Digital Libraries"
Chapter nine ("The FRBR application," pp. 149-72) of this thesis by Trond Aalberg provides a very good background on the FRBR model, including a detailed chart listing the FRBR typology (relationships between each of the attributes). (2)
"A Tool for Converting Bibliographic Records"
This article by Trond Aalberg appeared in ERCIM News in 2006. In it, Aalberg discusses the BIBSYS FRBRized prototype at http://november.idi.ntnu.no/ frbrized (Scandinavian National Bibliographic Database). (3)
"A Reference Model for Digital Library Objects"
According to abstract, the author Stephen Abrams, of Harvard University, examines a FRBR-Iike taxonomic model and an OAIS-like information model to digital library objects.
"Crossing a Digital Divide: AACR2 and Unaddressed Problems of Networked Resources"
This paper by Matthew Beacom is an early examination of the problems in cataloging with electronic resources. (4) Beacom lists twelve changes to AACR2 to adapt it to the digital resources environment, in which FRBR is specifically mentioned.
"FRBR: Enriching and Supporting Digital Libraries"
This resource (by George Buchanan, the Association for Computing Machinery [ACM] Digital Library) details an implementation of FRBR in the Greenstone digital-software environment and is one the few discussions I have found regarding FRBR in relation to the digital arena.
"Modelling Complex Multimedia Relationships in the Humanities Computing Context: Are Dublin Core and FRBR Up to the Task?"
In this presentation (by J. Stephen Downie, Allen Renear, Adam Mathes, Karen Medina, David Dubin, Jin Ha Lee, all of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) at the ACH/ALLC (Association for Computers and the Humanities/Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing) 2005 Conference (University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 15-18, 2005), the presenters discuss Maria-Louise Ayres's work with MusicAustralia to incorporate Dublin Core and FRBR in a digital repository, specifically in regard to music information retrieval.
"Application of the FRBR to Older Books & Electronic Resources Cataloguing"
This PowerPoint presentation outlines an application of the FRBR model for rare books and electronic resources. The presentation, by Tinka Katic and Sofija Klarin, was part of Libraries in the Digital Age (Dubrovnik and Mljet, Croatia, May 26-30, 2003).
"Utilizing the FRBR Framework in Designed User-Focused Digital Content and Access Systems"
In this article that appeared in a 2006 issue of Library Resources & Technical Services the author, Olivia M. A. Madison, discusses how the FRBR model can be used to design search mechanisms that users are more comfortable with and that can access digital resources?
"Ontology-Based Metadata Schema for Digital Library Projects in China"
This PowerPoint presentation (Peking: Peking University, 2004) by Lai Maosheng and Yang Xiudan outlines work on metadata schemas and FRBR models in China.
"Report," Digital Library Metadata Review and Planning Group, University of Virginia
This "report" from May 2003 describes a DTD (document type definition) using a FRBR-based model (known as DescMeta and FRBR/uvametadata) developed at the University of Virginia Libraries.
"Markup, Idealism, and the Physical Text"
This presentation by Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman (Brown University) was presented at the Joint International Conference of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ALLC/ACH 2004: Computing and Multilingual, Multicultural Heritage, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden, June 11-16, 2004). It provides a look at FRBR from the humanities computing perspective and in relation to XML markup.
"An XML Document Corresponds to which FRBR …