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Identifiers and work classification: Beyond FRBR levels
Tuesday June 26th 2012, 5:31 am
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Revisiting an old “let’s replace ISBN and FRBR” essay of mine:

Many library systems currently rely on ISBNs and… FRBR-style groupings of related works, without a universal and generalizable system [for global identification of part of a collection, or its level of abstraction]. I will use “Open Work Number” and “Abstraction and Originality Level” in place of ISBN number and FRBR level [1] as placeholders for future better-defined specifications…

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