Wednesday, May 13, 2009

OCLC FRBR Work-Set Algorithm

Provides a FRBR-based view of the data

Definition: FRBR - Functional Requirement for Bibliographic Records

Summary snapshot of work sets used by OCLC Research
  • FRBR work set count
  • Cover art
  • Summary/abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Total work sets
  • Single record sets
  • Multi-records sets
4.87 records/work set for multi-record sets

Share data elements across a FRBR work set

Work The Novel
Expression The Text
Manifestations Summary Cover Art Subject Terms

Summaries and Table of Contents ranked high is user expectations.
Assembling a bunch of resources from several locations at the time of view.
Relationship - bibliographic, subject headings, holdings
Amazon includes user purchasing histories for further groupings

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