8 March 2015

World-wide review of PRESSoo, an extension of the FRBRoo model

By FRBR Review Group and Working Group on FRBR/CRM Dialogue

***This review is closed. The model was updated in response to issues raised during the review (see PRESSoo version 1.3 August 2016 and Comments on responses to the world-wide review).***

You are invited to comment on PRESSoo as part of a world-wide review. Comments are due by April 20, 2015.

PRESSOO is an object-oriented model, defined as an extension of the FRBROO model. FRBROO version 2.2 is also undergoing world-wide review.

 PRESSOO strives to capture a conceptualization of bibliographic information relating to continuing resources. PRESSOO remains based on the high-level concepts of FRBR, but goes more into the details about the specificities of continuing resources. The intention of the developers of PRESSOO was to solve the issues raised by the application of the FRBR model to continuing resources, while retaining the key notions that characterize the FR family of models.

PRESSOO was developed in 2012-2014 by a working group consisting of representatives from the ISSN International Centre and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). In this process, some members from the BnF contributed expertise with the modelling techniques used to define FRBROO, while members of the ISSN International Centre and other members from the BnF contributed the relevant domain expertise in the description of continuing resources.

In August 2014, the FRBR Review Group endorsed PRESSOO as a valid extension of the FRBROO model:  PRESSOO is a valid ontology that can be used to express the semantic relationships embedded in descriptions provided by libraries (i.e., bibliographic and authority data) for continuing resources in a way that is fully compatible with FRBROO. At its meeting on April 4, 2014 in Den Haag, the CIDOC CRM Special Interest Group endorsed PRESSOO as a valid and technically compatible extension of CIDOC CRM and FRBROO. Please see the statement for more details, including a summary of the salient differences between PRESSOO and the three entity-relationship models, FRBR/FRAD/FRSAD.

During the meeting in August 2014, the FRBR Review Group also committed to bringing the latest version of FRBROO and PRESSOO through the process of world-wide review as a step towards formal approval of these models by IFLA.

Comments will be reviewed by the FRBR Review Group and by the Working Group on FRBR/CRM Dialogue.

Please send all comments to Chris Oliver, Chair of the FRBR Review Group:

Chris Oliver
Head, Resource Description and Metadata Services
University of Ottawa Library
200 Lees Avenue (E-157)
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Fax: +(1)(613) 562 5196
Email : christine.oliver@uottawa.ca

Bibliographic Conceptual Models (BCM), PRESSoo

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