James Weinheimer wrote: > To be fair, the original version of FRBR came out before (or at least > not long afterward) the huge abandonment by the public of our OPACs. > Google had barely even begun to exist when FRBR appeared. Still, there > could have been a chapter on the newest developments back then. But > even > today, nowhere in it is there the slightest mention of "keyword" or > "relevance ranking" much less anything about Web2.0 or the semantic > web > or linked data or full-text or Lucene indexing (like what we see in the > Worldcat displays). It's as if those things never happened.
There's no mention of that stuff because it is *irrelevant* to what FRBR is about. It has absolutely nothing to do with what technologies or techniques are being used to access the data. It's about the *data itself* that are objects of those keyword searches, or relevance raking, or Lucene indexing, or whatever other as-yet-undeveloped means of discovery there may be. How many times does this have to be said? Kevin M. Randall Principal Serials Cataloger Northwestern University Library k...@northwestern.edu (847) 491-2939 Proudly wearing the sensible shoes since 1978!