Dear Fabio, TEI:
A quick note, that FRBRoo is enormously more complex than FRBR. This point
of clarification is timely, given the public announcement, pasted below,
that FRBRoo 2.2 is now open for public review. Perhaps some TEI-types
might wish to get involved in the review process.
Editor in Byzantine Studies
202 339 6435
On 3/13/15, 2:31 PM, "Fabio Ciotti" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>- is there scope for TEI and FRBRoo to get together and discuss some of
>>these things? The standards have different purposes of course but some
>>convergence or discussion might be fruitful.
>It surely would, although I think that FRBR ontology is quite too
>simple compared to the complex ontologies underlying textual studies.
From: Christine Oliver <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 16:15:05 +0000
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [FRBR] World-wide review of FRBRoo version 2.2
<<<please excuse duplication>>>
From the FRBR Review Group:
Invitation to participate: world-wide review of version 2.2 of FRBRoo
You are invited to comment on FRBRoo version 2.2
<http://www.ifla.org/node/9451?og=587> as part of a world-wide review.
Comments are due by April 20, 2015.The full text of FRBRoo 2.2
available at the IFLA website.
FRBROOis an interpretation of the FR family of models using
object-oriented methodology. It is not the same as the three existing
entity-relationship models, FRBR, FRAD and FRSAD, nor is it the same as
the consolidated entity-relationship model currently under development.
But the ontology described in FRBROO is based on IFLA¹s conceptualization
of bibliographic and authority data such as expressed in the FRBR, FRAD
and FRSAD entity-relationship models, although it also somewhat deviates
from the original models on some points. However, the differences between
FRBROO version 2.2 and the FRBR, FRAD and FRSAD models are not sufficient
for FRBROO version 2.2 to be regarded as a distinct model, but as a
The original FRBROO version 1 was published in 2009 and was based on FRBR
alone. The updated version of FRBROO, version 2.2, is based on all three
FR models and it is the version currently under review.
The purpose of developing FRBROO has been to lay the groundwork for data
interoperability between the library and the museum communities. As stated
in the introduction, ³The main goal is to reach a common view of cultural
heritage information with respect to modelling, standards,
recommendations, and practices.² FRBROO was developed through dialogue
between representatives from IFLA and ICOM-CIDOC (International Council
for Museums International Committee on Documentation). The museum and
libraries communities each developed their own conceptual models at
roughly the same time: FRBR and CIDOC CRM (the conceptual reference model
of CIDOC). FRBROO is the result of harmonizing the models of the two
communities, extending the scope of CIDOC CRM to bibliographic information
and the scope of FRBR/FRAD/FRSAD to cultural information. Its development
has been the responsibility of the Working Group on FRBR/CRM Dialogue.
In August 2014, the FRBR Review Group endorsed version 2.0
<file:///C:/Users/Oliver/Downloads/web%20site%20(2).docx#_ftn1> of the
FRBROO model (an object-oriented interpretation of the FRBR, FRAD and
FRSAD models in the form of an extension of the CIDOC CRM model) as a
valid ontology that can be used to express the semantic relationships
embedded in descriptions provided by libraries (i.e., bibliographic and
authority data) for the entities that make up the ³bibliographic
universe.² Please see the statement
st_2014.pdf> for more details, including a summary of the salient
differences between FRBROO and the three entity-relationship models,
An early version of FRBROO (version 0.9) was approved in principle by the
FRBR Review Group in 2008. During the meeting in August 2014, the FRBR
Review Group committed to bringing the latest version of FRBROO through
the process of world-wide review as a step towards formal approval of this
model by IFLA.
Comments will be reviewed by the FRBR Review Group and by the Working
Group on FRBR/CRM Dialogue.
Please send all comments to Chris Oliver, Chair of the FRBR Review Group:
Head, Resource Description and Metadata Services
University of Ottawa Library
200 Lees Avenue (E-157)
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Fax: +(1)(613) 562 5196
Email : [log in to unmask]
If you experience difficulties with the links in this message, the web
page for the world-wide review is accessible from the home page of the
FRBR Review Group: http://www.ifla.org/frbr-rg
August 2014, version 2.0 has been further updated to 2.1 and 2.2. Version
2.2 is the version under review.