From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction

This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web. Includes an overview of linked data, examples of MARC metadata expressed as BIBFRAME, and shows the possibilities of library linked data.

This webinar was originally presented on May 13, 2015.

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Learning Outcomes

To give participants:

  1. an overview of BIBFRAME
  2. insight into how their library data transforms into BIBFRAME
  3. insight into possibilities of library linked data

Who Should Attend

Technical services librarians and anyone interested in exposing library data on the web.


Carolyn Hansen is Metadata Librarian at the University of Cincinnati, where her responsibilities include the creation and management of metadata for library materials and digital collections. She is a certified digital archivist, co-chair of the ALCTS/LITA MARC Formats Transition Interest Group, and holds an MLIS and an MA in history. She has presented at international and national conferences about metadata standards and best practices, automated metadata transformations, authority control, and cataloging special formats.

Victoria Mueller is the Senior Information Architect and Systems Librarian at Zepheira. LLC. In her role, she provides library data expertise to promote raising the visibility of library assets on the web. Victoria played a key role in the definition of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) in Zepheira’s collaboration with The Library of Congress on the effort to transition from MARC 21. She is currently the co-chair of the ALA ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group.Victoria has a degree in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.



This webinar was originally presented on May 13, 2015.

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