Monday, September 15, 2008

Variations/FRBR Project Funded

Indiana University's Digital Library Program - Bloomington, Indiana

Project Title: "Testing the FRBR Conceptual Model through the Variations System" Indiana University (IU) proposes to use the Variations digital music library system as a testbed for the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) conceptual model. The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control report, released in January 2008, challenged the library community to create a model for testing the transformative promise of FRBR. In response to the challenge, Indiana University will “FRBRize” records in the Cook Music Library’s entire sound recording and score collections and make them available for evaluation and testing, both in a search interface designed to make the most of the FRBR model and as raw data for testing in other environments. IU will release the source code for the FRBRized discovery system and perform usability testing on FRBR end-user and cataloger interfaces.


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