FRBR and Ranganathan’s Colon Book Numbers: Exploring a Symbiotic Relationship

  • Shyama Rajaram Dept. of Library & Information Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara-390 002 E-mail: shyama.rajaram@gmail.com
Keywords: Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records

Abstract

Library catalogues are significant surrogates of the documents in the library collection. This paper sfirst describes the conceptual model of FRBR. Then it shifts its focus and goes on to describe the Colon Book Numbers of S.R. Ranganathan. Subsequently, it explores a symbiotic relationship between Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Colon Book Numbers. The study reveals that many of the features of FRBR are already present in Colon Book Numbers. The paper concludes that catalogues adopting FRBR model can go for a full-fledged book numbering system like Colon Book Numbers, so that, a simple call number search can also bring together all the entity relationships in the retrievals.http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.33.5006
Published
2013-07-01
How to Cite
RajaramS. (2013). FRBR and Ranganathan’s Colon Book Numbers: Exploring a Symbiotic Relationship. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 33(4). https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.33.4.5006
Section
Special Issue on Visualising Libraries