Libraries have been talking about it for 160 years.

 Anthony Panizzi, the father of FRBR.

Anthony Panizzi, the father of FRBR.

FRBR, finally! Now available for your public library.

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In 1858

Anthony Panizzi, the Principal Librarian of the British Museum, expressed the idea:

 

“A reader may know the work he requires; but he cannot be expected to know all the peculiarities of the editions of that work. This information he has a right to expect from his catalogues."

 

In 1991

IFLA formed a group to study the “functional requirements for bibliographic records” (FRBR), which was eventually consolidated with several other IFLA models to form the Library Reference Model (LRM).

Today

FRBR has been put into practice at 100+ BiblioCommons libraries across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


Win the hearts of your technical services team... and your patrons will love it too!

I love (LOVE!) that I can see all the formats for each title at the same time. As someone who is comfortable with different formats, I love that I can see all of them and their availability so that I can more easily pick my preferred format or the format that will be available the soonest. Well done!
— Edmonton Public Library Patron
As a disabled reader, I unequivocally approve of the new setup and hope it becomes the regular setup!! :) The *old* set up was so difficult because different versions of the same book were listed in entirely different places. I would sometimes accidentally put a hold on a regular print book when a large print would have been an option.
— Hennepin County Library Patron
Grouping titles, with all formats showing in one clump, makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for, see what your options are, and have a better sense of how many titles are really there for a given author search.
— Seattle Public Library Patron

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