Core Bibliographic Conceptual Models Interest Group

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Purpose: Provides a dedicated forum for the discussion of conceptual models, such as IFLA-LRM and BIBFRAME 2.0, that serve as the basis for current cataloging standards or are expected to provide a foundation for future cataloging standards in a Linked Open Data environment. Topics of special interest include: theoretical foundations of bibliographical conceptual models; the implementation of bibliographical conceptual models in information systems (especially Linked Data-based systems); extensions of current conceptual models; ontologies and conceptual models used in GLAM institutions.

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  • 1.  Program Announcement (revised)

    Posted May 31, 2011 12:21 PM

    The ALCTS FRBR Interest Group invites your participation at ALA Annual Conference, at 10:30 a.m. -12:00 on Friday, June 24, 2011, at Morial Convention Center, Room 338.

    Co-sponsored by ALA, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, and MARCIVE, Inc.

    There will be two presentations:

    1)      Functional requirements for bibliographic linked data: the FR family and the Semantic Web (Gordon Dunsire, Scotland)

    Abstract: This presentation describes the development of representations of IFLA's Functional Requirements family of bibliographic metadata models in the Semantic Web's Resource description framework (RDF). The entities and relationships defined in Functional requirements for bibliographic records (FRBR), Functional requirements for authority data (FRAD), and Functional requirements for subject authority data (FRSAD) are expressed as RDF classes and properties which can be used as the bases of "triples" for library linked data. Issues discussed include the assignment of identifiers, labels, definitions, scope notes, and semantic constraints, and how the process is feeding back into the development of a consolidated Functional requirements model by the FRBR Review Group. The presentation also discusses the impact of this work on related standards and the creation of linked data from legacy bibliographic records.

    Speaker bio: Gordon Dunsire is a freelance consultant. His previous position was Head of the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He has a background in cataloguing and systems librarianship, and is a member of the FRBR Review Group and ISBD/XML Study Group which are developing Semantic Web representations of IFLA standards. He is also a member of the MODS Editorial Committee. He is a member of the W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group and co-Chair of the DCMI RDA Task Group.


    2)      GLIMIR (Global Library Manifestation Identifier) (Richard Greene, OCLC)


    Abstract: GLIMIR stands for Global Library Manifestation Identifier.  OCLC is building on its work with record matching and FRBR Work set creation to identify and establish GLIMIR links among records for manifestations within FRBR works.  The initial implementation will be to address parallel records and reproductions but the model can be useful for establishing other relationships.  Much of the attention given FRBR has been at the Work and Expression level but there is a wealth of information within bibliographic records that can be utilized to establish relationships between manifestations.  The presentation will describe the work to date on GLIMIR, plans for implementation, implications for FRBR Work sets, and some future possibilities.


    Speaker bio: Rich Greene is a Senior Consulting Database Specialist at OCLC working in the Batch Services Division.  Prior to OCLC, Rich was a cataloger at the State Library of Ohio for several years.  In his 30+ years at OCLC, Rich has also worked in quality control and was instrumental in the implementation of AACR2, batchload, enhance, duplicate detection and resolution, CJK and microenhancer and Connexion implementations, as well as representing OCLC at MARBI for more than 30 years.  Rich was the founder and first chair of the ALCTS FRBR IG.


    The FRBR IG is calling for volunteers to run for Chair-Elect for 2011-2012 who will then serve as Chair of ALCTS FRBR Interest Group in 2012-2013. Please express interest to Judy Jeng, Chair of FRBR IG, at


  • 2.  RE: Program Announcement (revised)

    Posted Jul 06, 2011 12:38 PM

    Have these been posted I can't find them.  I was particularly interested in Gordon Dunsire's slides

  • 3.  RE: Program Announcement (revised)

    Posted Jul 26, 2011 03:44 PM

    Gordon has posted slides from all his presentations at ALA annual 2011, including the one to the FRBR interest group, on his website

  • 4.  RE: Program Announcement (revised)

    Posted Jul 26, 2011 09:10 PM

    Dear Deann,

    As Gordon has announced, he has posted his slides presented at FRBR IG on his web site. Please read his comments posted on this ALA Connect in which there is a link. Click the hyperlink FRBR IG. I can open it without any problem.