Some questions for those experimenting with BIBFRAME:

BIBFRAME has a fairly flexible definition of Work, incorporating both the FRBR Work and Expression entities, linked by the hasExpression / expressionOf property. Has anyone experimented with BIBFRAME with only a single work description (i.e., a FRBR Expression without a related FRBR Work)? For example, if one had a work consisting of a single expression, or if one were working in an environment that simply ignored the FRBR Work entity and relied on derivative relationships between expressions (such as intellectual property rights organizations)? In such circumstances, am I correct that once can use the subject property with these BIBFRAME Works?

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback!

Ed Jones

National University (San Diego)

Chair, PCC SCS/LDAC Task Group on the Work Entity