Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress > BIBFRAME

bf: BIBFRAMEInitiated by the Library of Congress, BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of bibliographic description, both on the web, and in the broader networked world that is grounded in Linked Data techniques. A major focus of the initiative is to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 formats while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades.

Model and Vocabulary (2.0)

Model description, vocabulary presented in various views, guidelines, examples, analyses.

MARC 21 to BIBFRAME 2.0 Conversion Tools

  • Conversion Specifications - new version available
    Library of Congress MARC to BIBFRAME 2.0 conversion specifications
  • Conversion Programs- new version available
    XSLT conversion programs that apply the Library of Congress conversion specifications
  • MARC to BIBFRAME comparison viewer

    For comparison of MARC bibliographic records, the BIB ID or the LCCN may be used
    For comparison of MARC authority records only the LCCN can be used

Implementation, Tools and Downloads

Implementation register, editor, other tools and downloads


What's New

IFLA presentation on BIBFRAME with RDA (August 21, 2019)
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Blog Post: "Integrating Wikidata at the Library of Congress," by Matt Miller
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Updates available for the MARC-to-BIBFRAME Conversion Tools and BIBFRAME Editor
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BIBFRAME Update Forum at ALA Annual (June 23, 2019)

View agenda and slide presentations