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Modelling of bibliographic information system

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.13.00  Social sciences  Information science and librarianship   
2.07.05  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics  Information systems - software 

Code Science Field
H100  Humanities  Documentation, information, library science, archivistics 

Code Science Field
5.08  Social Sciences  Media and communications 
1.02  Natural Sciences  Computer and information sciences 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (13)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  32844  PhD Andrej Blatnik  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2014  578 
2.  33084  PhD Viktor Harej  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2013 - 2015 
3.  37431  PhD Tjaša Jug  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2014 - 2016  25 
4.  21645  PhD Mihael Kovač  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  405 
5.  29353  PhD Tanja Merčun Kariž  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  95 
6.  35348  Manca Noč Oletič  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2013 - 2016  10 
7.  36381  PhD Mihela Pauman Budanović  Information science and librarianship  Junior researcher  2013 - 2016  18 
8.  24611  PhD Marija Petek  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  139 
9.  28237  PhD Jan Pisanski  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  94 
10.  15444  PhD Alenka Šauperl  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  322 
11.  31847  PhD Katarina Švab  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  72 
12.  19614  PhD Polona Vilar  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2013 - 2016  286 
13.  08983  PhD Maja Žumer  Information science and librarianship  Head  2013 - 2016  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 
Cultural heritage institutions, such as libraries, museums and archives, have a long tradition of creating and keeping metadata about their objects. This metadata must now conform to new services, such as innovative user applications that help users from different fields to discover and use available contents. For such services metadata must conform to a clear conceptual model that enables interpretation and reuse of this data in different environments. The research will be based on the ontology called Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), which was developed by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The first research topic will be the use of the ontology in connection with user activities on the one hand and existing data on the other. We will continue with user verification of the model, where we will focus on (classical) music creations, and proceed with the analysis of FRBR attributes and relationships. Our research contribution will be in the form of integral implementation guidelines and the related proposal of changes needed for the data to conform to the new ontology in the future. The second research problem is the development of a new format for recording bibliographic data that will replace the traditional MARC format. The format must enable recording of complex structure and at the same time be consistent with Semantic web technologies. The third part of the research will be focused on the continued development of an innovative pilot system that will be closer to the needs and wants of the end-user. It will be based on the mental models of the bibliographic universe, typical usage scenarios and principles of user friendliness. The prototype will exceed the existing bibliographic information systems and enable searching for information about authors and their creations in the form of an intuitive interactive dialog and with the help of modern visualization tools. In the fourth part we will focus on the area of aboutness. In the first segment we will focus on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Data (FRSAD) model and test it in the context of various knowledge organization systems (KOS), primarily classification systems and KOS in multilingual environment, while in the second segment we will work within an international working group on the development of Dublin Core application profile for the description of KOS. In parallel, we will study subject cataloguing of library, archival and museum materials. We will focus on different forms and types and form the basic models/patterns for subject cataloguing. The fifth segment of research will be in the publishing field. In the next research period the focus will be on the role of metadata in publishing and the attitude of publishers towards this metadata, where we will primarily focus on software tools for automatic generation of metadata in different language environments. We will also focus on researching the various ways of supplementing and enhancing the role of cultural intermediaries in the field of books, especially publishing editors and librarians, among others in terms of research of better exposure of reference book contents in publishers' programs, media presentations, bookshops and libraries.
Significance for science
Our research is on the cutting edge in the international environment in several topics: - elicitation and analysis of mental models as user verification of the conceptual model - analysis of concept schemes using graph theory - frbrisation of existing records with novel algorithms - visualisation of bibliographic data - modelling of aboutness - development of new formats for bibliographic data Our results will bring a significant theoretical contribution to better understanding of users and use of bibliographic information systems, user information behaviour and integration of bibliographic data into the Semantic Web environment. The applied part brings concrete solutions, which are directly applicable in the development of bibliographic information systems.
Significance for the country
All our research topics are clearly integrated in the international environment, in some (such as user studies of bibliographic information systems, development of the FRBR model, visualization in bibliographic information systems) we are the leading research group. Therefore we contribute to international promotion of Slovenian science. It is also very important that we have recently established a research collaboration with Institute of information science (IZUM) and thus enabled a direct implementation of our findings in the development of COBISS and SICRIS.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2013, 2014, 2015, final report
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