Performed Music & BIBFRAME: Enriching the Ontology

Wednesday, 3/28/2018
  • 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 session was presented on March 28, 2018. Access the recording and materials now:

This is the third session of a six-part series. View the other sessions in this series.

Linked data offers the possibility of better expressing the rich data and relationships among entities found in performed music resources. BIBFRAME does not currently encode many of these relationships, but can be extended to support semantically rich descriptions of the complex web of relationships among works, events, performers, and mediums of performance. This webinar introduces and describes the Performed Music Ontology, an extension to BIBFRAME 2.0 for recorded music resources, developed by a subgroup of the Linked Data for Production project. Come learn about the ontology, its relationship to other standards such as RDA and Doremus, tools to use, and about the ongoing evolution of the ontology. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about the Performed Music Ontology, its relationship to BIBFRAME and other standards, tools to use, experiences in using the ontology for cataloging, and current and future plans for the ontology's framework, governance, and use. 

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in library linked data and music.


Nancy Lorimer has nearly 20 years of experience as a music cataloger and now heads the Metadata Department at Stanford University, where she oversees original cataloging in MARC and MODS, and participates in linked data planning. Nancy is a member of the Linked Data for Production project, and led the Performed Music Ontology subproject as part of that grant. Nancy is active in the Music Library Association and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. 



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