About the Webinar
In the new models for describing information resources (FRBR, RDA, BIBFRAME), the conceptual essence of an item—referred to as a "Work"—is separated from the specific manifestations of the item—referred to as "Instances" or "Expressions". The work “Macbeth by Shakespeare” could have multiple forms or versions and exist in a variety of media, from a print copy of the play to a DVD of a live performance. Of equal importance in the new models is describing the relationship between a Work and its various Instances/Expressions.This represents an entirely different way of thinking about resource description for libraries and users.
While the new models are still in the early days of implementation, a number of efforts are already underway to describe resources using these new concepts and relationships. This webinar will explore how metadata descriptive systems are developing around the new notion of “Works”.