Modeling and Encoding Serials in BIBFRAME

Wednesday, 11/9/2016
  • 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 live on 11/09/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

Session 5 in the series, “From MARC to BIBFRAME” is devoted solely to a discussion of serials cataloging in a BIBFRAME environment. Serials cataloging has consistently presented the most significant BIBFRAME conversion obstacle. This session is specifically designed to address this area of library operations head-on, offering a theoretical overview and practical solution to the problems using examples from collaborative analysis done by serials specialists from the UC Davis University Library, the National Library of Medicine, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Georgetown Law Library, the Schmid Law Library at the University of Nebraska and the Princeton University Library.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will:

  • Understand issues that serials catalogers encounter using the BIBFRAME model and vocabulary
  • Be able to use tools for cataloging serials in a BIBFRAME environment

Who Should Attend

Technical service librarians and staff and library administrators.

*This is an intermediate course intended for those with a basic understanding of bibliographic records and linked data.


Gloria Gonzalez is the Library Strategist at Zepheira. As part of the Library.Link Network team, Gloria helps academic and public libraries, archives, and rare book libraries incorporate Linked Data principles into their work. Previously, she was the Digital Archivist at UCLA Library Special Collections and a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress. Gloria holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA.  



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This webinar was presented live on 11/09/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

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