RBMS-ARLIS/NA-SAA Joint Task Force on Development of the Art and Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension

Charge

The task force will publish and refine a BIBFRAME ontology extension for the description of special collections materials. The work will build upon the Art and Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension established as part of the first phase of the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project, 2016-2018.

Roster

Jason Kovari Kovari (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Christine A. DeZelar-Tiedman (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Linda Isaac (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Danijela Matkovic (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Cinthya Ippoliti (Board Liaison, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
David Free (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)

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Composition

The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Timeline

The task force will be charged with a term of two years to complete initial project goals.

  • Date interim report is due: ALA Midwinter Meeting 2020
  • Date final report is due: ALA Midwinter Meeting 2021

Tasks

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  • Review initial modeling of the Art and Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension (ARM), and build upon areas for future work identified by the LD4P project. Identify use cases not yet covered by ARM, especially those that may be required for discovery of archival material. Extend and refine the ontology as appropriate.
  • Publish an initial version of the ARM ontology extension, potentially in coordination with the Library of Congress Linked Data Service.
  • Identify long-term strategies and structures for the administration of ARM.
  • Work with the Library of Congress to further define the relationship between the core ontology (BIBFRAME) and the ARM extension.
  • Work with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) to incorporate ARM into PCC application profiles for the description of special collections materials.

Origin

The ACRL Board of Directors approved the ACRL/RBMS-ARLIS/NA-SAA Joint Task Force on Development of the Art and Rare Materials BIBFRAME Ontology Extension at its 2018 Fall Board Meeting.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788
Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org