BIBFRAME and the Evolution of Bibliographic Data in a Post-MARC World

Speaker Rebecca Guenther
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several ...

Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several as chair, is widely published in professional literature, and has given many tutorials, workshops and presentations. She works in New York as a consultant, an adjunct professor at NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program and is working part-time for the Library of Congress on MODS, PREMIS and the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative.

Full Description

Many libraries and other cultural heritage 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. This has been done using a variety of data models, encoding languages and ontologies.  The Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative intends to be a replacement for MARC and to serve as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data utilizing Linked Data principles.

This session gives a brief introduction to Linked Data; describes the BIBFRAME model and how it compares to other efforts to model bibliographic data; provides an overview of the BIBFRAME vocabulary (i.e. properties and classes); discusses work being done to model audiovisual resources in the context of BIBFRAME; demonstrates BIBFRAME tools such as the MARC to BIBFRAME transformation tool and the BIBFRAME Editor; and discusses future implementation.

This event is intended for professionals and students who are interested in learning about the evolution of MARC into a new data format and how it models bibliographic data as Linked Data.

Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists, and museum professionals who are involved in creating or maintain metadata for their resources as well as students seeking to learn more about the future of bibliographic data.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the principles of Linked Data and how BIBFRAME fits in
  • Explore the BIBFRAME model and how it might be applied to various types of resources
  • Get an overview of the BIBFRAME vocabulary and how it fits with other Linked Data vocabularies
  • Be exposed to tools for converting MARC records and for creating native BIBFRAME data
  • Explore how to get involved in BIBFRAME implementation



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When?

Wed, Jul. 16, 2014
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003