Library of Congress BIBFRAME Developments

Wednesday, 10/12/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Pacific)
As the introductory session in the series “From MARC to BIBFRAME", Library of Congress BIBFRAME Developments will focus on BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress (LC). These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers, from the Library of Congress, will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 1. They will provide updates on LC and BIBFRAME 2.0 implementation, work on profiles in anticipation of a BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2, and continuing LC BIBFRAME work with special formats (A/V, sound recordings, and prints and photographs). In addition, they will review LD4P (Linked Data for Production) initiatives and LC involvement with them, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) BIBFRAME Task Group, and RDA’s influence on BIBFRAME 2. 
This 1.5 hour session is free and a complimentary addition to the "From MARC to BIBFRAME" series. Registration for other sessions in the series is not required to participate in this session, however, you are encouraged to explore the series.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will understand:

  • BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress;
  • Plans for Pilot Phase 2 of BIBFRAME; and
  • Library of Congress involvement with Linked Data and Semantic Web initiatives, and other projects taking place in the broader information community. 

Who Should Attend

Catalogers, System Developers, Programmers, Technical Staff, Cataloging Managers


Judith Cannan is Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress.
Paul Frank is Cooperative Cataloging Specialist, LC BIBFRAME trainer, and BIBFRAME Editor profile contact at the Library of Congress.
Kirk Hess is Programmer, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.
Sally McCallum is Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress. 



Complimentary as part of the series “From MARC to BIBFRAME".  

Please note: This session is free and does not require registration in other sessions of the "From MARC to BIBFRAME" series to participate. 

How to Register

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