Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR): A Conceptual Model of Aboutness

  • Maja Žumer
  • Athena Salaba
  • Marcia Lei Zeng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4822)


Provides a brief overview of the activities of the IFLA Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR) working group. Introduces the group’s terms of reference and the work completed so far, including definitions of user tasks and subject entities. Discusses the development of the entity-relationship conceptual model of subject entities in the bibliographic universe.


FRSAR IFLA subject access knowledge organization systems (KOS) conceptual model subject authority data subject authority records 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maja Žumer
    • 1
  • Athena Salaba
    • 2
  • Marcia Lei Zeng
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts Askerceva 2, 1000 LjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA, 314 Library, PO Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44224USA

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