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Tuesday, September 23, 2008


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Laurence S. Creider

Very good review. I think that anyone interested in the topic should look at both books. Bob Maxwell does a much better job of explaining FRBR and spelling out its possibilities, while some of the essays in the Taylor volume do a good job of pointing out some of the limitations of FRBR and how it might develop. I found Bill Denton's article too brief to be of much help, but that was probably not his fault.

Chris Schwartz

Laurence, Thanks for the comment. Have you read, "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR): Hype or Cure-All?" It's an issue of CCQ published as a monograph. There's a great essay in there by Olivia Madison on the origins of the FRBR study--kind of a historical background. I haven't gotten too far into it yet though. Like the Taylor book its a compilation of essays. It's the only other full-length book that I've been able to find on FRBR.

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