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Indiana University announces the availability of several deliverables from the IMLS-funded Variations/FRBR project, all of which are accessible from the project website, http://vfrbr.info.
An export of FRBRized data with an RDF binding of the Variations/FRBR data model is available in two forms: a single compressed archive containing all triples, and smaller separate files with batches of triples by entity type. Also available are an ontology in OWL and a set of RDF design templates. All data exports contain data for 80,000 sound recordings and 105,000 scores, based on holdings of Indiana University's Cook Music Library.
Project source code is downloadable in four subprojects: persistence, FRBRization, export, and search. The vfrbr-persist project provides tools for creating the MySQL database and Java classes providing connection to the database. The vfrbr-frbrize-marc project provides the tools for FRBRizing MARC records and storing the results in the database. The vfrbr-export project enables XML exports from the database. The vfrbr-scherzo project contains the end-user search interface. All source code is released under a BSD open source license.
The Scherzo search interface at http://vfrbr.info/search has been enhanced to include scores as well as recordings. Keyword search is now available, along with a publication date facet, and usability has been improved through numerous small changes.
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Director, Library Technologies and Digital Libraries
IU Bloomington Libraries / University Information Technology Services
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