The FRBR Model (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records)

Barbara B. Tillett, Ph.D.

Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

4 December 2001

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00-10:15 Presentation

OCLC Auditorium
6565 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017

Dr. Tillett currently is Chief of the Cataloging Policy and Support Office (CPSO) at the Library of Congress. She is responsible for various authoritative cataloging tools, including LC Rule Interpretations, LC Classification schedules, LC Subject Headings, and other cataloging documentation, such as the Cataloging Service Bulletin, Descriptive Cataloging Manual, and Subject Cataloging Manual. From February 2000 - February 2001, she was the Interim/Acting Director for Electronic Resources for the Library of Congress.

For the past five years, Dr. Tillett was Director of the Integrated Library System (ILS) Program at the Library of Congress that successfully installed a new commercial Integrated Library System for the Library on time and on budget by 1 October 1999. For that accomplishment she received the Library's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award on 9 November 1999 and on June 5, 2001 the Arthur S. Flemming Award for outstanding federal service.

Dr. Tillett will speak about the conceptual model found in the IFLA Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, including explorations into using the FRBR model and extensions of it for authority information in future bibliographic systems.