OCLC Research Tries Out New Cookbook Finder App

[Press Release]

Explore cookbooks and more from libraries around the world with new Cookbook Finder app

05 August 2013

New from OCLC Research, Cookbook Finder is an experimental, works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. It allows users to search by person, place and topic (e.g., course, ingredient, method, and more), as well as browse related works by author and topic (supplied by the Kindred Works/Recommender API). Results include links to full-text when available from HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg.

Cookbook Finder applies principles of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records model (FRBR) to aggregate bibliographic information above the manifestation level. Records are clustered into OCLC Research-generated work sets using author and title information from bibliographic and authority records. Data elements from records within a given set are aggregated at the work level to form descriptions that are richer and more complete than the descriptions in individual bibliographic records.

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