BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, 2/12/2020
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented on February 12, 2020. Access the recording and materials now:

In 2014 the Library of Congress developed a MARC to BIBFRAME comparison tool that transforms MARCXML records to their BIBFRAME representations. Now, the Library of Congress has developed a BIBFRAME to MARC comparison tool that transforms native BIBFRAME descriptions to their MARC representations. The development of this new tool marks an important step towards linked data implementation for bibliographic description. This webinar will discuss the development and the use of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME to MARC Comparison Tool, and the higher-level issues associated with conversion of data from BIBFRAME to MARC. The webinar will also discuss the changes and the additions that are being made to the Library of Congress Linked Data Service, ID.LOC.GOV.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar attendees will be able to understand the BIBFRAME initiative and its place in the linked data environment and its impact on traditional cataloging practices.

Who Should Attend

Catalogers, Technical Services staff, Systems developers, Technology units, Library Metadata curators


Judith Cannan is chief of the Policy, Training, and Cooperatives Programs (PTCP) Division at the Library of Congress. She manages the training component of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME initiative. 

Paul Frank is Cooperative Cataloging Specialist, LC BIBFRAME trainer, and BIBFRAME Editor profile contact at the Library of Congress.

Jodi Williamschen is a Metadata Specialist involved in emerging technologies at the Library of Congress.



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