With the purpose of implementing the FRBR model in the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) of CODICE, personnel from the Area of Libraries Systems and the Area of Technical Processes of the Libraries Department, held a planning meeting with external people.
FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) are the functional requirements for bibliographic records based on a conceptual model, developed by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and which is the current basic model for the next cataloguing regulations (RDA).
The objective of this model is to establish a frame that could give the clear comprehension of the information of a bibliographic record and the results, as an answer to users’ necessities.
The meeting -carried out on November 29th and 30th at the DGI- was attended by Ing. Angel Mario Cantu Morales, Libraries Systems Coordinator, and by Lic. Carlos Edgardo Rodriguez Cortez, leader of Cataloguing and Periodicals Development.
Also Jesus Alvarado and Marco Vanegas, Bachelors in Library and Information Science from the ‘Raul Rangel Frias’ Library, attended the event.
The training was given by MC Julia Margarita Martinez Saldana, from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis, who talked about the strategies that must be followed in order to get a good implementation of the RDA regulation and the FRBR model.
It is important to mention that RDA is the regulation that will replace the current Anglo-American Regulations of Cataloguing, in its second edition. This is a standard regulation of cataloguing used to support the discovery, identification and use of information resources.
If the RDA regulation and the FRBR model are incorporated to the Integrated System of Libraries Administration, CODICE, the UANL would be the first institution implementing them in the country.