Image via WikipediaJust back from the Texas Library Conference (TxLA10), lots to digest and process from several very busy, long days.
One thing that hit me over the head was that FRBR might be a poor model for our data. A speaker said that the object-entity model was based on relational databases. Well, relational databases have been the tool we used for the past 25 years or better. However, they might not be the tool we use in the near future. RDF triples, topic maps, and other tools seem to be where we are heading. Away from relational databases in any event. In ten years will we be saying of RDA, since it is based on a relational database model, the same things we say of AACR since it is based on a card model?