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Meehan, TP; (2014) Bibframe. Catalogue and Index , 174 43 - 52. Green open access

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Abstract

Bibframe is an initiative of the Library of Congress (LC) to provide a means of expressing bibliographic data for the future. One of the main motivations for embarking on the Bibframe project is to replace MARC. The need to replace MARC was largely born out of the U.S. national libraries’ testing of RDA: Many survey respondents expressed doubt that RDA changes would yield significant benefits without a change to the underlying MARC carrier 1 . Bibframe is short for the BIBliographic FRAMEwork Initiative. It is being developed by LC together with the con- sultants Zepheira and a number of partners or early experimenters. Zepheira are consultants with expertise and experience with the Semantic Web, including work with OCLC on Schema.org as well as a new project with University of California, Davis to "investigate the future of research library operations, particularly the production of metadata — or data on data — and deployment on the Web. 2 " Its president, Eric Miller, has been prominent in the development of the Semantic Web and RDF. The partners include the British Library, Deutsche National- bibliothek, George Washington University, National Library of Medicine, OCLC, and Princeton University. This article will focus primarily on the Bibframe model itself and what it looks like. A suggestion is also made for how cataloguers can compare existing MARC examples with how they might be represented in Bibframe, alt- hough care must be taken considering that Bibframe is still very much under development and conversions are automatic.

Type: Article
Title: Bibframe
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Linked data, Cataloguing, Bibframe
UCL classification: UCL > Professional Services
UCL > Professional Services > Library Services
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1449460
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