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. This site presents general information about the project, including presentations, FAQs, and links to working documents. In addition to being a replacement for MARC, BIBFRAME serves as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data. A major focus of the initiative will be 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.

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BIBFRAME Update Forum at ALA

January 10, 2016
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BIBFRAME AV Assessment: Technical, Structural, and Administrative Metadata

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Vocabulary Change Proposals

BIBFRAME 2.0 Draft Specifications
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BIBFRAME Tools and Downloads

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