A Process and Tool for the Conversion of MARC Records to a Normalized FRBR Implementation

  • Trond Aalberg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4312)


This paper presents a generic process and a tool for the conversion of MARC-based bibliographic records to the ER-based model of the Function Requirements for Bibliographic Records. The interpretation of a record, the construction of a new set of records and the final normalization needed, is decomposed into a series of steps that is implemented in the tool using XSL transformations. The purpose of the tool is to support researchers and developers who want to explore FRBR or develop solutions for using FRBR with existing MARC-based bibliographic catalogues.


Graphic Database Corporate Body Relator Code Bibliographic Record Conversion Tool 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trond Aalberg
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  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and Technology 

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