Re: Open Library and RDF

Thank you, Jodi. This is a great history of cataloging, as well as an  
explanation of FRBR. I will post it on the wiki page. I recommend this  
as a good starting point for anyone new to cataloging concepts.


Quoting Jodi Schneider <>:

> On 16 Aug 2010, at 16:00, Karen Coyle wrote:
>> Quoting Emmanuelle Bermes <>:
>>> In this landscape, the FR** models family, and of course RDA, have a
>>> different status because there is no legacy data that corresponds to them.
>>> That's why we call them "untested", I guess.
>> This is just my personal interest, but there is an intriguing   
>> couple of paragraphs in Ghilli and Guerrini's "Introduzione a FRBR"  
>>  that follows through from Panizzi to Cutter to Lubetzsky, and  
>> gives  a good background for the concept of Work. It cites a number  
>> of  other works that I should try to find in the University  
>> library...  it would be good to understand how FRBR has its roots  
>> in earlier  cataloging philosophy.
> Bill Denton wrote a chapter called  "FRBR and the History of   
> Cataloging",  for Arlene Taylor's _Understanding FRBR: What It Is   
> and How It Will Affect Our Retrieval Tools_. You can get a PDF from   
> York's repository:
> I found it engaging and readable. Here's the abstract:
> "An explanation of where FRBR (Functional Requirements for   
> Bibliographic Records) comes from,  given by a look at the work of   
> librarians such as Panizzi,  Cutter,  Ranganathan,  and Lubetzky,    
> and an examination of four themes in the history of library   
> cataloging: the use of axioms to explain the purpose of catalogs,    
> the importance of user needs,  the idea of the "work," and   
> standardization and internationalization."
> -Jodi

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