This site was created to facilitate transparency and open comments in response to the continued development of the international library entity relationship model the Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR).
During its original development in the 1990s, reviews and commenting was solicited but not made publicly available. This closed method does not serve the best interests of the library community or our users. Instead, it creates standards in a vacuum.
Now in the 21st century, we have the ability to easily capture comments via blogs and social media. We must create the opportunity to engage openly with information scholars, developers, librarians, technicians, and library users, so that our new standards will be tested to meet their needs and address their concerns. This site takes its cue from Web standards development process, and its inspiration from Karen Coyle’s book, FRBR: Before and After.