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Date added 25 March 2009
Last edited 11 May 2009

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Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records


Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records is an entity relationship model which analyses the attributes and relationships found in the elements of a bibliographic record, along with the needs of users, to enable effective resource discovery. Although designed by library professionals, for application to bibliographic records, the model can be applied to any metadata standard describing any media or format.

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Electronic Records Management Standards

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Reference Models and Frameworks

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Referenced Standards

AITF Categories for the Description of Works of Art
Guidelines for Authority and Reference Entries (GARE)
Guidelines for Subject Authority and Reference Entries (GSARE)
International Standard Bibliographic Descriptions (ISBD)