An XML-Based Representational Document Format for FRBR
Metadata related to cultural items such as movies, books and music is a valuable resource that currently is exploited in many applications and services based on mashup and linked data. Unfortunately, existing metadata formats do not have the semantics needed for versatile integration and reuse of such information across domains and applications. The conceptual model in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records is a major contribution towards a solution, but the existing large body of legacy data makes a transition to this model difficult. In this paper we present a format for exchange of MARC-based information that makes the entities and relationships of the FRBR model explicit. The main purpose of this format is to enable the exchange of FRBR enriched MARC records while still maintaining compatibility with MARC-based systems.
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