FRBR Refactored

On March 3, our data curation class had lecture at University of Illinois. We talked about how FRBR can be refactored for data sets. FRBR is designed to handle “document-like” objects, but we need a new system to handle “dataset-like” objects. Allen Renear and Simone Sacchi explained this diagram and called it “Refactored FRBR for Datasets.”

Whereas FRBR has 4 levels as follows,

Work
Expression
Manifestation
Item

This new FRBR refactored for datasets, which they call the “Simple Stack,” has four levels as follows:

Symantic
Syntax
Encoding
Instantiation

These levels are shown in the diagram below. I will attempt to explain the four levels and what mean in a separate post or posts.

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