Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR)

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Functional Requirements for
Subject Authority Records

(FRSAR)


Marcia Lei Zeng

Athena Salaba

Maja Zumer

IFLA2006, Seoul, Korea

1. About FRSAR
(
Established: April 2005)


Working Group (WG)


Marcia Lei Zeng, USA, Chair


Maja Zumer, Slovenia, Co
-
Chair


Athena Salaba, USA, Co
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Chair, secretary


Leda Bultrini, Italy


Lois Mai Chan, USA


Gerhard Riesthuis, The Netherlands


Diane Vizine
-
Goetz, USA


Ekaterina Zaytseva, Russia


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Advisory Group (AG)


Dorothy McGarry


Ed, O’Neill, (Liaison to OCLC FRBR)


Päivi Pekkarinen


David Miller (Liaison to ALA SAC
(Subject

Analysis Committee)
)


Hemalata Iyer


Jonathan Furner


Victoria Francu

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Terms of Reference


To build a conceptual model of Group 3 entities
within the FRBR framework as they relate to the
aboutness

of works


To provide a clearly defined, structured frame of
reference for relating the data that are recorded in
subject authority records to the needs of the users
of those records, and


To assist in an assessment of the potential for
international sharing and use of subject authority
data both within the library sector and beyond.


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2. FRSAR Activities

2.1 Use of subject authority data

2.2 User Tasks


User surveys on the Use of Subject Authority
Data

a.
Pilot with Non Library & Information Professionals

b.
Library & Information Professionals


FRSAR User Tasks


User Task Subgroup:
Athena Salaba (leader) Lois

Chan, Leda Bultrini, Gerhard Riesthuis, Hemalata
Iyer, Magdalena Svanberg, David Miller, Dorothy
McGarry, Marcia Zeng

2.3 Subject Entities


Leader: Maja Zumer

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2.1 Use of authority data


Direct use of authority data


Search/Find authority data


Browse/Explore authority data


Identify/Verify term


Obtain entity information


Select term



Indirect use of authority data


Access to bibliographic
information through authority
data



Users


Information
professionals



Searcher/end
-
user


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Users of Subject Authority Data

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2.2 User Tasks

(a)
Pilot Study
--

Use of Authority Data:

(March 2006 @ The Semantic Technology Conference)

Q1. Which of the following best describes your work?


(ranked by frequency)

1
Creating & maintaining semantic tools (thesauri,
taxonomies, ontologies and other controlled
vocabularies)

2 Offering consultations in information architecture,
navigation, design of retrieval tools & interfaces

3 Supervising/directing metadata project(s)

4 Using semantic tools in metadata creation

5 Offering consultations on vocabulary control issues

6 Quality control of metadata

6 Offering consultations on metadata issues

6 Assisting others in finding information

(1)

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pilot study

(cont.) Q1. Which of the following best describes your work?

Other
:


Systems engineering


Software development


Data integration/system engineering


Creating tools to process and use ontologies for data integration


Research


Software development


Training others on semantic tools


Semantic web development tools


Service ontologies


Combining three kinds of semantics


. . .

(2)

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Q2. In what ways do you use the semantic tools?


(ranked by frequency)

1 to find/ identify relevant information resources using
specified terms

2 to access metadata information

3 to find /identify appropriate terms when searching for
information

3 to navigate or modify search queries through
broader and narrower terms

4 to assign subject terms and/or class labels in
metadata records

5 to explore a topic through browsing synonymous and
related terms

(3)

pilot study

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(cont.) Q2.
In what ways do you use the semantic tools?


Other:


To discover relationships


Building tools and evaluating them


Data integration/Interoperability


Information extraction


Clarification of composite concepts and logic on rule based
querying


To develop semantic web architectures


Integrate data


Development tools to build ontologies or user interfaces on
semantic rich systems


To build complete knowledge bases of concepts, ideas and
thought pattern and the well
-
justified theories that define
their relationships


Knowledge based data mining




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(b) Survey on the Use of Authority Data:

Information professionals

(06
-
07/2006)

Based on 780 responses as of July 27, 2006

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Q1. Which of the following best describes your
work?

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(cont.) Q1. Which of the following best describes your work? (2)

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Q2. In what ways do you use controlled vocabulary
information?


2a. In cataloging and metadata creation (87%)

2b. In subject authority work (77%)

2c. In searching or helping others search



bibliographic information (81%)

(3)

July 27, 2006 data

Q2. In what ways do you use controlled vocabulary
information?


2a. In cataloging and metadata creation

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(cont.) Q2. In what ways do you use controlled
vocabulary information?


2b. In subject authority work

July 27, 2006 data

2C. In searching or helping others search bibliographic information

(cont.) Q2. In what ways do you use controlled vocabulary


information?

User Tasks

FRSAR (2006 draft):

Find

subject entity or
entities




Identify


Select


Obtain

Additional information
about the subject
entity

Bibliographic records
or resources about
this subject entity

Explore


FRBR (1998):

Find

entities of
Group 1 that
have entities
from Group 1, 2,
3 as their subject

Identify

Select

Obtain

FRAR (2005):

Find
one entity or
entities




Identify
an entity




Contextualize
,
place in context,
explore relationships


Justify

the form
of an access point

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2.3 Subject Entities

Group 3 entities in FRBR are:


Object
:
a material thing

(
animate and inanimate objects
occurring in nature; fixed, movable, and moving objects that are
the product of human creation; objects that no longer exist)


Concept
:
an abstract notion or idea

(
encompasses a
comprehensive range of abstractions that may be the subject of
a
work
: fields of knowledge, disciplines, schools of thought
(philosophies, religions, political ideologies, etc.), theories,
processes, techniques, practices, etc. A
concept
may be broad in
nature or narrowly defined and precise)


Event
:
an action or occurrence

(encompasses a comprehensive
range of actions and occurrences that may be the subject of a
work: historical events, epochs, periods of time, etc.)


Place
:
a location

(
encompasses a comprehensive range of
locations: terrestrial and extra
-
terrestrial; historical and
contemporary; geographic features)



concept

--

an abstract
notion or idea

object


--

a material thing



event

--

an action

or occurrence



place

--

a location

Group 3 entities

--
?

? time ?


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Thank You !

FRSAR meeting at IFLA Seoul:


Tuesday August 22 14:00
-
16:00

Room 203A/25u

Observers are welcome


Information: FRSAR Working Group

http://www.ifla.org/VII/s29/wgfrsar.htm


Contact:
mzeng@kent.edu



This presentation is available at:

http://www.slis.kent.edu/~mzeng/FRSAR/FRSAR
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