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2006 WebWise
Los Angeles, CA
17 February 2006
FictionFinder: Don Quixote to
Graphic Novels
Diane Vizine-Goetz
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FictionFinder
 An OCLC experimental prototype
 Supports searching & browsing of fiction
materials cataloged in WorldCat
 Employs FRBR to build a “work” view &
cluster related records
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Inspiration
 Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records
(FRBR) model
 Conceptual model relating users tasks of retrieval &
access to the structure and relationships of bibliographic
and authority data
 Developed by cataloging experts working under the
auspices of IFLA (International Federation of Library
Associations and Institutions)
 Functional requirements for bibliographic records : final
report issued by IFLA (1998)
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FRBR in FictionFinder
 Focuses on relationships between FRBR
group 1 entities
Work  Expression  Manifestation  Item
 Work (The story ‘Don Quixote’)
 Expression (English translation)
 Manifestation (A specific edition)
 Item (Does my library have a copy?)
OCLC FRBR work set algorithm used
to cluster related records
Original
English
Translation
e¹
Illustrated
edition
e²
Abridged
edition
e³
Adaptation
e¹
Expressions
Work¹
Work²
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Make the best use of WorldCat data
 WorldCat
 Authority records (several million)
 Bibliographic records (60+ million)
 Holdings data (over 1 billion)
 FictionFinder
 Fiction records — 2.8 million
 Unique works — 1.4 million
 Total holdings — 130 million
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Top 10 works based on number of
editions (manifestations)
1. Don Quixote / Cervantes
2. Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe
3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll
4. Treasure Island / Robert Louis Stevenson
5. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain
6. Adventures off Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain
7. Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens
8. Oliver Twist / Charles Dickens
9. Uncle Tom’s Cabin / Harriet Beecher Stowe
10. David Copperfield / Charles Dickens
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Top 10 works based on number of library
holdings
1.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain (5)
2.
Don Quixote / Cervantes (1)
3.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll (3)
4.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain (6)
5.
Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe (2)
6.
Moby Dick / Herman Melville
7.
Little Women / Louisa May Alcott
8.
Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens (7)
9.
Wuthering Heights / Emily Bronte
10. Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen
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What’s in*
What’s out*
 Fiction
 Drama
 Works about fiction,
drama, etc.
 Novels
 Movies, films, video
 Short stories
 Music
 Text
 Including eBooks
 Sound
 Audiobooks & cassettes,
etc.
*Based on coding in MARC records
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Features
 Work level records used in displays,
navigation, and indexing
 Default ranking is by library holdings
 Special indexes for fiction
 Links to Find in a Library Web Service
Alphabetical browse display in
redesigned interface
Nearly 20,000 works retrieved
The work record for Don Quixote
represents 2,300+ editions
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Don Quixote work view
aggregates information
from 2,367 editions in
40,212 libraries
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Don Quixote work view
limited to Spanish language
editions ordered by latest
publication date
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Edition (manifestation)
record display
Link to OCLC WorldCat Find in a Library Service
More than 500 libraries
Results ranked by
library holdings
Reordered
by title
9146 libraries
2368 libraries
211 libraries
5 libraries
Special indexes
for fiction
Related works linked
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Future: Expand & Enhance
 Broaden definition of fiction (e.g., add
film & video, music & dance)
 Critical & related works
 External and user-supplied content
 User customization
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Or Disaggregate & Modularize
Services or Snippets

genres, subjects, characters & settings

related works (e.g., prequels/sequels)

holdings

forms & formats
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Links
OCLC FictionFinder
 Interface
http://fictionfinder.oclc.org
 Project page
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/frbr/ficti
onfinder.htm
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FictionFinder: Don Quixote to Graphic Novels