The FRBR Family of Models

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to The FRBR Family of Models. Since 1998 when Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records was first published by IFLA, the effort to develop and apply FRBR has been extended in many innovative and experimental directions. A special issue of CCQ in 2004 edited by Patrick LeBeouf was titled FRBR: Hype, or CureAll? and included papers exploring the origins and extension of FRBR, as well as a survey of specific applications.


Submissions to the present volume should address an aspect related to the extended family of FRBR models, dialogues between the FRBR Family and other modeling technologies, and/or any specific applications of the FRBR family.


Ideas may include any of the following topics:


* Analysis of FRAD or FRSAD

* Interrelationships between FRAD, FRBR, FRSAD

* Modelling of aggregates.

* Applications of FRBR and family

* Analysis or comparisons of RDA, REICAT and other codes based on FRBR entities and relationships

* FRBRoo and its extensions, or applications

* The FRBR/CRM Dialogue

* Wider acceptance of FRBR in applications


Or any other topic that addresses the FRBR Family.


Proposals of no more than 300 words to be sent by May 31, 2011 to the guest editor, Richard Smiraglia ( Decisions will be communicated to contributors no later than June 24, 2011. Delivery date of manuscripts for peerreview: [October 1, 2011]. Each article should be in the range of 5,0008,000 words. Instructions for authors can be found at


Acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee publication. All manuscript submissions will be subject to doubleblind peerreview. Publication is scheduled for CCQ vol. 50 in 2012.


Cataloging & Classification Quarterly is dedicated to gathering and sharing information in the field of bibliographic organization. This highly respected journal considers the full spectrum of creation, content, management, use, and usability of bibliographic records and catalogs, including the principles, functions, and techniques of descriptive cataloging; the wide range of methods of subject analysis and classification; provision of access for all formats of materials; and policies, planning, and issues connected to the effective use of bibliographic data in catalogs and discovery tools. The journal welcomes papers of practical application as well as scholarly research. All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Once published, papers are widely available through Taylor & Francis’ Informaworld database and other outlets.




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