The project is funded by an IMLS National Leadership Grant (Research and Demonstration) for October 2006 - September 2009. The project will survey, examine, and compare current FRBR-related research and practice to reveal the current status of the field, including major developments, problems, and issues. In particular, this project will examine and evaluate existing FRBR prototypes and models from the end user's perspective. Based on a systematic examination and evaluation of previous work and user studies, a new FRBR-based system will be explored, developed, refined, and tested with end users. The ultimate goal of this project is to contribute to and enhance the development and research of FRBR-based systems to effectively support user tasks and facilitate information seeking.
- Goal 1: To research and report the current status of FRBR-related developments;
- Goal 2: To understand users' experience with existing FRBR-based systems and models;
- Goal 3: To build an FRBR-based working system to effectively support user tasks and facilitate information seeking; and
- Goal 4: To contribute to and enhance the knowledge and practice of FRBR-based system development and research.
- Phase 1: Survey existing FRBR-related research and practice;
- Phase 2: Systematically research and test existing FRBR systems from the user's perspective;
- Phase 3: Design and develop a working FRBR system;
- Phase 4: Research and evaluate the designed FRBR system; and
- Phases 1-5: Disseminate project information and results.