14:00pm-18:30pm: CHIOS II & discussion
of comments on CRM
General goals: To continue the work commenced
during Meeting #2, i.e.:
To explicate the implicit
meaning of FRBR attributes at the light of CRM mechanisms
To formalize FRBR as an object-oriented
To add consistency to the
FRBR conceptualization thanks to Richard P. Smiraglia's
theory of 'a Work'.
(a) Summary of Meeting #2
All attributes of the
FRBR entities Work and Expression were examined. Some
of them were deemed to require further thinking, and
no definitive decision was made about them. In particular,
the members of the Group recognized that they lack expertise
in the field of cartographic materials; many attributes
relating to such materials seem to be exaggeratedly
specialized (by contrast with other attributes, which
are defined at a higher level of conceptualization),
but it is necessary to know what precisely they cover
in order to gather them at a more generic level.
All of the discussed attributes were integrated in an
object-oriented structure, formalized as both a graph
(Frbroo.jpg ) and a textual definition (FRBR_oo3.doc).
The textual definition contains scope notes for some
of the OO classes that reflect FRBR entities and FRBR
attributes. It does not account just for the "static"
objects described in the FRBR Final Report, but also
for some aspects of cataloguers' expertise (cataloguers
have to make decisions as to whether a given instance
of Expression is "representative" or not for
a given instance of Work, they have to assign uniform
titles, etc.) and production processes (the production
event of a set of information carriers follows a production
plan and is based on a given information carrier).
For further details, please refer to the complete Report
on Meeting #2 (FRBRCRMHarmon_Meeting2_Report.doc).