BIBFRAME Model Overview
The Library of Congress has launched the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative to better accommodate future needs of the library community. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format to more Web based, Linked Data standards. Zepheiraand The Library of Congress are working together to develop a Linked Data model, vocabulary and enabling tools / services for supporting this Initiative.
BIBFRAME.ORG provides an overview of this effort. This site offers:
- A demonstration area where the model is being tested and displayed using different test suites of data
- View of the BIBFRAME vocabulary along with supporting formal specifications
- Educational resource on how the BIBFRAME vocabulary relates to MARC21 fields and subfields
- Code and supporting services.
Additional background on this initiative can be found here:
- LC’s Bibliographic Framework Initiative: An Update (November 29, 2012)
- Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services (November 21, 2012)
- Bibliographic Framework Initiative Approach for MARC Data as Linked Data (September 2012)
- Webcast of New Bibliographic Framework: Update with Eric Miller (July 16, 2012)
- The Library of Congress Announces Modeling Initiative (May 22, 2012)
- Transforming our Bibliographic Framework: A Statement from the Library of Congress (May 13, 2011)
- A Bibliographic Framework for the Digital Age (October 31, 2011)