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Use case – Denmark

Comprehensive integration of the National Bibliography in library infrastructure The vast majority of the Danish National Bibliography is produced by the Danish Bibliographic Centre (DBC). DBC also provides metadata as well as national infrastructure to the Danish library community. Thus, all Danish public libraries use metadata produced… Read More

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  • 13 February 2015

Use case – The United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom the British National Bibliography (BNB) is a view of data in the production database of the British Library's Integrated Library Management System. The records that form the BNB come from a variety of sources, including Library of Congress; the… Read More

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  • 13 February 2015

Subject indexing schemes

Subject indexing schemes provide controlled access to the content of resources. Schemes define concepts and relationships between concepts to support user navigation. The Library of Congress Subject Headings have been maintained by Library of Congress since 1898,  and are used for cooperative cataloguing around the… Read More

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  • 15 September 2014

Component description

An NBA may, in some cases, decide for the description of items such as journal articles, chapters and other parts of monographs, individual tracks on sound recordings, and other types of “works within works”. This lowermost level description may be useful for special collections as “analytic” finding aid. Read More

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  • 10 September 2014

Core national bibliographic elements

The starting point for selecting core metadata requirements is the analysis of uses of the national bibliography since use is only possible if appropriate metadata are available. Users will inevitably have different needs relating to standard functions, such as find, and may even have unique requirements. National bibliographic agencies… Read More

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  • 10 September 2014

Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD)

FRSAD is an addition to the FRBR family of conceptual models addressing subject authority data issues. It provides a framework for a commonly shared understanding of what the subject authority data provides information about.  The role of the FRSAR Working Group was defined… Read More

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  • 08 August 2014

Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR)

The FRBR conceptual model is intended to meet the end users’ needs. This data model proposes the creation of bibliographic concepts (“work”, “expression”, “manifestation” and “item”) and a new way to formalise relations between these bibliographic entities.  The so called WEMI-Model (Work, Expression, Manifestation… Read More

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  • 08 August 2014