New from OCLC Research, Cookbook Finder is an experimental, works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. You can search by person, place, topic (e.g., course, ingredient, method, and more) and browse related works by author and topic (supplied by the Kindred Works/Recommender API). Results include links to full-text when available from HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg.
This project applies principles of the FRBR model to aggregate bibliographic information above the manifestation level. Records are clustered into OCLC Research-generated work sets using author and title information from bibliographic and authority records. Data elements from records within a given set are combined at the work level to form descriptions that are richer and more complete than the descriptions in individual bibliographic records.
OCLC Research continues to evolve metadata structures to work effectively in a semantically richer Web. They aim to make data work harder and release greater value in systems and services. OCLC are working to make the future investment in descriptions of library materials less costly, more responsive to network-level discovery requirements and more consistent with user expectations.