• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Buried in cloud files? We can help with Spring cleaning!

    Whether you use Dropbox, Drive, G-Suite, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, Notion, or all of the above, Dokkio will organize your files for you. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free today.

  • Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) was #2 on Product Hunt! Check out what people are saying by clicking here.


FRBR Models Discussion

Page history last edited by Karen Coyle 9 years, 6 months ago



Various versions of FRBR in RDF:








Articles, Blog posts



Background reading:



  • Strictness of entities (classes?) and properties condemns FRBRer to a specialist community
    • disjointness of classes
    • disjointness of properties

     Note: discussion Dec. 2011 with Gordon, TomB and Kcoyle concluded that the strictness is the IFLA SG's intention. Not clear if "someone" should create an un-constrained model nor what that would look like.

  • Incompatibility with mainstream bibliographic data (citations, bookstores, book clubs)
    • Ross's linking terms commonEndeavor commonExpression commonWork commonItem
    • SOBR, by Jakob Voss
  • Conceptual nature of FRs vs. encoding as data models 
  • Lack of linking to non-FRBR vocabularies  (DC, etc.)
  • Acknowledge uses of FRBR concepts, albeit none using the IFLA RDF: LibraryThing, WorldCat, Open Library, VTLS
  • Reconciliation of versions (above)

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.