Greg Crane wants me to think about Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). Steven MacCall’s lecture slides on Historical Overview of Information Organization, AKA The ‘From Tablets to FRBR’ Lecture (requires Flash) seem like a good place to get started.
William Denton’s FRBR blog (by way of code4lib) brought this to my attention, along with a couple of other useful looking starting points:
- Barbara Tillett’s What Is FRBR? (2.8 MB PDF)
- Jenn Riley’s short intro to FRBR