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 aggregated at the work level to form descriptions that are richer and more complete than the descriptions in individual bibliographic records.
FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) is a conceptual reference model developed by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). The model provides "a reference point for testing the validity and robustness of extant data models and data structures. It can therefore be used to improve extant formats as well as to provide guidance for the process of developing new formats" (FRBR – Frequently Asked Questions). FRBR provides the foundation for the Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard.