FRBR Implementation on a Thesis Collection in National Central Library of Taiwan: A Prototype Case Study

Li-Yuan Chen, Chao-Chen Chen
2008 Journal of Library and Information Science   unpublished
This study implements an FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) model to organize master's and doctoral theses available in the National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL) and attempts to assess its feasibility. There are a few relationships in theses. So we select thesis as our object. We employ the FRBR model to analyze entities and relationships for those theses, design an algorithm, and set up a system for trial runs. On the side, we try to find other relationship for those
more » ... eses. Finally, the full FRBR model of thesis is built. The study shows by its results that the FRBR model in our case is better than traditional cataloguing and indexing methods. And then, the study builds the FRBR model for the theses. It provides the user with better and faster services in accessing the theses collection in the National Central Library of Taiwan.