Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction — 1.1 Background (2)
  2. 1.2 Approach (0)
  3. 1.3 Areas of Further Study (0)
  4. 2. Objectives, Scope, and Methodology — 2.1 Objectives of the Study (0)
  5. 2.2 Scope (0)
  6. 2.3 Methodology (0)
  7. 2.4 Components of the Study (0)
  8. 3. Entities — 3.1 Overview (6)
  9. 3.1.1 Group 1 Entities: Work, Expression, Manifestation, Item (4)
  10. 3.1.2 Group 2 Entities: Person, Corporate Body (3)
  11. 3.1.3 Group 3 Entities: Concept, Object, Event, Place (1)
  12. 3.2 Entities — 3.2.1 Work (9)
  13. 3.2.2 Expression (13)
  14. 3.2.3 Manifestation (7)
  15. 3.2.4 Item (5)
  16. 3.2.5 Person (4)
  17. 3.2.6 Corporate Body (1)
  18. 3.2.7 Concept (1)
  19. 3.2.8 Object (1)
  20. 3.2.9 Event (2)
  21. 3.2.10 Place (1)
  22. 3.3 Aggregate and Component Entities (1)
  23. 4. Attributes — 4.1 Attributes of Entities (0)
  24. 4.2 Attributes of a Work (0)
  25. 4.3 Attributes of an Expression (0)
  26. 4.4 Attributes of a Manifestation (0)
  27. 4.5 Attributes of an Item (0)
  28. 4.6 Attributes of a Person (0)
  29. 4.7 Attributes of a Corporate Body (0)
  30. 4.8 Attributes of a Concept (0)
  31. 4.9 Attributes of an Object (0)
  32. 4.10 Attributes of an Event (0)
  33. 4.11 Attributes of a Place (0)
  34. 5 Relationships — 5.1 Bibliographic (8)
  35. 5.2 Relationships Depicted in the High Level Diagrams (4)
  36. 5.2.1 Relationships Between Work, Expression, Manifestation, and Item (4)
  37. 5.2.2 Relationships Between Persons and Corporate Bodies (1)
  38. 5.2.3 Subject Relationships (0)
  39. 5.3 Other Relationships Between Group 1 Entities (0)
  40. 5.3.1 Work-to-Work Relationships (4)
  41. 5.3.1.1 Work/Part Relationships at the Work Level (2)
  42. 5.3.2 Expression-to-Expression Relationships (3)
  43. 5.3.2.1 Whole/Part Relationships at the Expression Level (1)
  44. 5.3.3 Expression-to-Work Relationships (0)
  45. 5.3.4 Manifestation-to-Manifestation Relationships (1)
  46. 5.3.4.1 Whole/Part Relationships at the Manifestation Level (0)
  47. 5.3.5 Manifestation-to-Item Relationships (0)
  48. 5.3.6 Item-to-Item Relationships (1)
  49. 6 User Tasks — 6.1 Mapping Attributes and Relationships to User Tasks (1)
  50. 6.2 Assessing Value Relative to User Tasks (1)
  51. 6.2.1 Find and Entity (0)
  52. 6.2.2 Identify an Entity (0)
  53. 6.2.3 Select an Entity (0)
  54. 6.2.4 Obtain an Entity (0)
  55. 6.3 Tables (1)
  56. 7 Basic Requirements — 7.1 Basic Functionality (0)
  57. 7.2 Basic Data Requirements (0)
  58. 7.3 Basic Level National Bibliographic Record (0)
  59. 7.3.1 Application (0)
  60. Appendix A (0)
  61. News (1)

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Discussed, with the Third Reading, April 8, 2010

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Discussed, with the Second Reading, April 8, 2010