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New approaches to knowledge organisation for written cultural heritage

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.13.00  Social sciences  Information science and librarianship   

Code Science Field
H100  Humanities  Documentation, information, library science, archivistics 
FRBR, knowledge organisation, users of information systems, written cultural heritage
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  21645  PhD Mihael Kovač  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2007 - 2010  405 
2.  29353  PhD Tanja Merčun Kariž  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2008 - 2010  95 
3.  28237  PhD Jan Pisanski  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2007 - 2010  94 
4.  15444  PhD Alenka Šauperl  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2007 - 2010  322 
5.  19614  PhD Polona Vilar  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2007  286 
6.  08983  PhD Maja Žumer  Information science and librarianship  Head  2007 - 2010  441 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  97,440 
The purpose of the proposed project is to further investigate the FRBR model (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and its use for description and access to various types and forms of written cultural heritage and development of appropriate tools. In the first segment we will, based on our involvement in 'CRM/FRBR harmonisation group', study the possibility of common tools, which will enable simultaneous and seamless access to library and museum collections. The international working group was established by IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and ICOM-CIDOC (The International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums). The group is partly funded by DELOS Network of Excellence (partial funding of meetings). In the second segment we will focus on end-user acceptance of the new tools, particularly the study of end-user mental models of the bibliographic universe, end-user expectations, and appropriateness of the new models and tools. The third segment will include the study of subject access to bibliographic information. This will be based on our involvement in FRSAR working group (Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records), which extends FRBR to entities representing the topics of documents. Finally we will also investigate publishing activities of museums in Slovenia, particularly publications related to cultural heritage, and compare them to approaches in other EU countries. We will also analyse media and publishing processes, which enable the dissemination of information on national and cultural heritage into global media.
Significance for science
In all four task our research was in direct contact with international developments and contributes substantionally to the global science. In 2009 we have to mention particularly the research of mental models of the bibliographic universe, which is the first research of its kind in the world. The preliminary results spurred a lot of interest, since this is the first scientific proof that the FRBR model is an appropriate basis for the development and novel bibliographic information systems such as library catalogues or digital libraries. The results were published in several scholarly papers, two in Journal of Documentation. As part of Area 4. a well-received book was published by Chandos.
Significance for the country
In Slovenia out research has the potential for the future development of COBISS, Slovenian bibliographic information system. Unfortunately the current priorities of IZUM do not include the migration toward a new conceptual platform, more in line with the global developments. We are still cooperating with two American partners: OCLC and VTLS. We are therefore contributing to the international promotion of Slovenia and its research. National and University Library has shown interest in our research of frbrisation and is using the results for its cataloguing policy. They are also using the guidelines for selection and cataloguing for the national bibliography.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2008, 2009, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2008, 2009, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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