[Koha] FRBR Display Tool

Bigwood, David Bigwood at lpi.usra.edu
Fri Jun 27 01:44:22 NZST 2003

The Library of Congress has a free tool available for the display of MARC
records. It takes a set of records and displays them using the Functional
Requirements for Bibliographical Records. Not sure if it could become a
piece of Koha, but just wanted to let you know it is available and might
save some work if it could be pluged in.

David Bigwood
bigwood at lpi.usra.edu
Lunar & Planetary Institute
Cataloging news: http://www.catalogablog.blogspot.com


In 2001, the Network Development and MARC Standards Office released the
publication, "Displays for Multiple Versions from MARC 21 and FRBR," which
outlined how the FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records)
model can be used to cluster bibliographic records in more meaningful
displays to assist users in selecting items from bibliographic collections.
It contained several hierarchical display examples of bibliographic data
using the FRBR model.

The FRBR Display Tool takes the work done in "Displays for Multiple Versions
from MARC 21 and FRBR" one step further. It transforms the bibliographic
data found in MARC record files into meaningful displays by grouping the
bibliographic data into the "Work," "Expression" and "Manifestation" FRBR

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