The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME): Data Model and Development

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Many institutions have begun to make their bibliographic data and vocabularies available as Linked Open Data, exposing the wealth of resources in libraries to the wider world of the Web. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is such a development, which is intended to be a replacement for MARC and to serve as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data utilizing Linked Data principles It also provides an overview of the BIBFRAME vocabulary. Currently in version 2.0, the vocabulary is used to describe bibliographic resources as Linked Data compatible statements. This workshop gives an overview of Linked Data, describes efforts to model bibliographic data and discusses the BIBFRAME Linked Data model. It reviews the development of BIBFRAME from its initial data model and vocabulary to changes made for version 2, looks at tools, such as for transformations and editing, discusses current experimentations, and offers reflections on future developments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the BIBFRAME Data Model and how entities used in bibliographic descriptions are related.
  • Review the BIBFRAME vocabulary, which enables the statements that are made about bibliographic resources.
  • Explore how MARC data elements might be transformed to BIBFRAME classes and properties
  • Review current projects that are experimenting with BIBFRAME.

Instructor Bio:Rebecca Guenther has over 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on metadata standards. Most of that time was at the Library of Congress developing national and international metadata standards, including MARC 21, MODS, PREMIS, METS, and ISO language codes. She has served on numerous national and international standards committees, several as chair, has published widely in professional literature, and has given many workshops and presentations. She is currently a consultant on metadata issues based in New York. In addition to Lyrasis some of her previous and current consultancies include the Library of Congress (working on BIBFRAME and PREMIS), the New York Art Resources Consortium, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council. She has taught a graduate class on metadata in NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program for the past five years.

Frequency: offered 1 time a year, Spring

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