What was decided upon? (e.g. what has been updated or changed?) The ILS UI group consulted with subject librarians and recommended that we turn off FRBR. The implementation group agreed.
Why was this decided? (e.g. explain why this decision was reached. It may help to explain the way a procedure used to be handled pre-Alma) “FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) provides a way to pull all records for a specific title/work to be grouped together. Search for “Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince” in DiscoverLibrary. The first record returned is a FRBRize record that indicates that there are multiple versions. If you select the record it shows two separate records, one for the DVD and one for the book. In this case the process works as expected. However, due to many of our collections the algorithm that Ex Libris uses does not work as well. Search for “scofield bible” in the catalog. The second record returned has 910 versions, but if you view the various “versions” you will see very different titles.
Many other libraries have disabled FRBR due to similar issue. After discussions, the UI group decided that it would be best to disable FRBR for the initial release but to revisit post implementation and consultation with Ex Libris”
Who decided this? (e.g. what unit/group) User Interface
When was this decided?
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