The new OseeGenius-FRBR component allows OPAC and discovery tools to enrich a layer of information produced and published according to web semantic technologies, organised with the FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) model.

    The creation of a set of RDF (Resource Description Framework) translated data, according to the paradigm of linked open data, is performed by two information structuring methods, which libraries can adopt:

    • the introduction of a new RDA (Resource Description and Access) metadating standard already in the process of cataloguing;
    • joining the FRBR model being converted into RDF from original data, treated according to traditional cataloguing standards.

    The application of the relational FRBR model allows for a profound rethinking of data treatment methods since, through the technology of linked open data, a network of connections is created between information from disparate sources: OPAC cataloguing, archival inventories, museum catalogues, encyclopaedias and online directories.

    This will support users in identifying what they really need: the specific edition of the author’s work, illustrated by a specific illustrator, published by a particular publisher in a given year and in a given format.

    The catalogue data, enhanced by the creation of links to external (and open) datasets, structured in linked open data (as such web searchable and reusable) and reorganised in the pursuit of greater simplicity and usability, again becoming part of the wider and rich universal information that users access to broaden their learning experience.


    OLISuite is the LMS developed by @CULT to manage the entire workflow of libraries and archives: from the selection of material, cataloguing and distribution to loaning and web publishing.

    Particularly attentive to the evolution of the cataloguing world and referring to the now famous slogan "the library outside of itself", which refers to the concept of seeking potential users wherever they are located (above all on the web), OLISuite's cataloguing form opens into the new RDA (Resource Description and Access) standard.

    It is an innovative international code for the description of and access to resources, which becomes a tool for the entire bibliographic universe and the new digital environment, where resources are managed by a large and diverse community of publishers, subjects that control and hold the rights to distribution and use, libraries and distributors and institutions (libraries, archives, museums, producers of databases and repositories, bibliographic agencies) that collect, preserve and make such resources accessible.

    Anchored in the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models and the ICP, International Cataloguing Principles, RDA takes from these an approach to the analysis of these entities / relationships, terminology, attention to the work rather than to the specific publication (and hence the size or informational message itself, wherever and however it is stored or expressed) and the absolute centrality of user interest, in whose name each cataloguing decision is made.

    To the objectives to find, identify, select and obtain, borrowed from FRBR and FRAD models, RDA adds the aim to browse data and metadata in the large bibliographic universe in a manner widely prevalent among web users.

    This, along with other specific elements of the new standard, make it an indispensable tool to ensure that that which is produced by libraries and all cultural and memory institutions becomes part of the web and not just on the web!


    Casalini Libri and @Cult announce the release of the Share-VDE 2.0 linked data management system and entity discovery platform, a pioneering and effective environment that uses linked data to connect and present authoritative data from a growing network of libraries.

    Share-VDE 2.0 aims to facilitate the exchange and reuse of bibliographic data, at the same time increasing the visibility of and enabling wider access to knowledge.

    A collaborative effort, initially undertaken as a research & development project, in 2016 Share-VDE has evolved to become both a real and effective pilot environment influenced also by the vision of the LD4P initiatives for the practical application of Linked Open Data for the LAM domain, and progressively an authoritative linked data node.

    By implementing the BIBFRAME data model and incorporating Share-VDE adaptations, Share-VDE enriches, reconciles, clusterizes and converts the authority and bibliographic MARC data of member libraries in a dynamic, discoverable format, providing a reliable and up-to-date source of data complete with a set of advanced tools and services that also facilitate interoperability with IFLA LRM.

    The explanation of position of Share-VDE are outlined in the Share-VDE Statement