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Reference Models from the Library Sector


The reference models listed below are relevant for the conceptualisation of the EFG metadata model.

    Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)
    Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records is a conceptual entity-relationship model developed by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) that relates user tasks of retrieval and access in online library catalogues and bibliographic databases from a user's perspective. It represents a more holistic approach to retrieval and access as the relationships between the entities provide links to navigate through the hierarchy of relationships. Read more at Wikipedia...

    DELOS Digital Library Reference Model
    This document presents the DELOS Reference Model by introducing the principles governing it as well as the set of concepts and relationships that capture the intrinsic nature of the various entities of the Digital Library universe. DELOS is a Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries partially funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). Read more at the DELOS website...

    Resource Description and Access (RDA)
    Resource Description and Access or RDA is a set of instructions for the cataloguing of books and other materials held in libraries. RDA is intended to replace AACR2, a standard in widespread use in Anglo-American libraries. It is expected to be released online in 2009. Read more at Wikipedia...

    Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records (FRANAR)
    The Working Group on Functional Requirements and Numbering of Authority Records (FRANAR) was established by the IFLA Division of Bibliographic Control and the IFLA Universal Bibliographic Control and International MARC Programme (UBCIM) in order to:
  • - define functional requirements of authority records
  • - study the feasibility of an International Standard Authority Data Number
  • - serve as the official IFLA liaison to and work with other interested groups concerning authority files.

  • The draft Functional Requirements for Authority Data has been approved by the Standing Committees of the IFLA Cataloguing Section and the IFLA Classification and Indexing Section in March 2009. The final text is being prepared for publication as part of the IFLA Series on Bibliographic Control. It will be linked here as soon as it is available. Read more at the IFLA website...

    The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) provides definitions and a formal structure for describing the implicit and explicit concepts and relationships used in cultural heritage documentation. Since 2006 it is an official standard ISO 21127:2006. The CIDOC CRM is the culmination of over 10 years work by the CIDOC Documentation Standards Working Group and CIDOC CRM SIG which are working groups of CIDOC International Committee for Museum Documentation. Read more at the CIDOC website...

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