Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update – ALA: January 26, 2014

The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia, Pa., on January 26, 2014, shares information on current developments as work continues on this significant effort.

Beacher J.E. Wiggins is director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access at the Library of Congress. Sally Hart McCallum is chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. Reinhold Heuvelmann is an information standards specialist at the German National Library and participated as a BIBFRAME early experimenter. Jackie Shieh is resource description group librarian at the George Washington University Libraries and participated as a BIBFRAME early experimenter. Eric Miller is president of Zepheira. He has been active in the development of semantic web and library standards as well as open source tools to support linked data technologies and library applications.

Watch the presentation here. Eric Miller’s talk begins at 40:46 and includes a demonstration of the BIBFRAME Scribe prototype which is in early stages of development. The Scribe is planned to be a tool which will allow for cataloging of library assets in BIBFRAME format.

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