Research and Development of FRBR-Based Systems to Support User Information Seeking
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) provides great opportunities for creating retrieval systems that better support user information seeking. Dr. Zhang and Dr. Salaba will report on their four-year research project funded by IMLS (Institute of Museums and Library Services). First, they will provide an overview of the FRBR research and development landscape, including major developments, problems, and issues based on their recent book: Implementing FRBR in Libraries. Next, they will present and discuss the major results from their project, which cover FRBRization of legacy data, such as MARC records, user evaluations of FRBR prototype catalogs, and the development of a new catalog prototype based on FRBRization and user studies.
A PDF version of their presentation is linked below.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking, Refreshments & Sign-In
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q & A
WHERE: State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 Ph: (614) 644-7061.
RSVP for this free program with Patricia Furney at email@example.com
Dr. Yin Zhang is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Her research and teaching areas include user information-seeking behavior, information systems, and information organization. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Library Quarterly, and Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. She and Dr. Athena Salaba have been working on the FRBR research project funded by the IMLS. The research project addresses the crucial need for developing effective tools in general and effective library catalogs, in particular that support user tasks in the electronic environment.
Dr. Athena Salaba is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Her research interests include organization of information, knowledge organization systems, and information-seeking behavior. She teaches courses in Organization of Information, Cataloging & Classification, Metadata, and Digital Libraries. Dr. Salaba has a number of publications and presentations on FRBR, FRSAD, subject access to information, and knowledge organization systems (controlled vocabularies). She has served as the Co-Chair and Secretary of the IFLA Working Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR).
Dr. Zhang and Salaba are also the winners of the 2009 Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition Award for their paper “What Is Next for FRBR? A Delphi Study,” awarded by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and published in Library Quarterly.
We look forward to seeing you at the presentation on November 9, 2010.