FRSAD: Conceptual Modeling of Aboutness (Third Millenium Cataloging)
121 pages • 7 x 10
This book offers the first comprehensive exploration of the development and use of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' (IFLA) newly released model for subject authority data, covering everything from the rationale for creating the model to practical steps for implementing it.
What's it about? When it comes to describing their holdings, librarians and other information professionals know this is far from a casual question, especially in an age of instant information sharing. Working with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' recently released FRSAD model makes this essential aspect of cataloguing more efficient, more precise, and more helpful to patrons, colleagues, and peers at other institutions alike.
FRSAD: Conceptual Modeling of Aboutness explores the full dimensions of the IFLA's Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data model, showing how putting the model to work can ease information sharing across systems, domains, and environments.
Written by three leading members of the IFLA working group that developed the model, FRSAD moves from the theoretical foundations of knowledge organization to a complete conceptual overview of the model, to specific working guidelines for its implementation. The book is filled with insights into the factors driving the model's development, as well as numerous illustrative examples of its practical applications in real-world settings. It also focuses on the benefits of using the model when developing knowledge organization systems (KOS) within the library domain and beyond.
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