The frequency count analysis and the identification of commonly used elements provide the basis for addressing another project objective, namely, examining the extent to which the four user tasks identified in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) are supported by catalogers’ utilization of MARC elements in the MCDU dataset.
We first developed a methodology for comparing the MCDU results with the data elements of the MARC record shown by Delsey’s research to support the four resource discovery tasks: find, identify, select, and obtain. We then carried out the analysis and developed a report of our findings. These documents, along with a spreadsheet used for analyzing the frequency data are listed below. The documents are still in draft form, as we continue working on this project activity.
- A Methodology for Mapping Frequently Occurring MARC Content Designation to FRBR Resource Discovery Tasks[draft document]
- Spreadsheet for FRBR Analysis (combining frequency count data and Delsey’s mapping of MARC Elements to FRBR user tasks
- FRBR Analysis[draft document]
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