Initiated 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.
The BIBFRAME vocabulary uses a Linked Data model and thus leverages the RDF modeling practice of uniquely identifying as Web resources all entities, attributes, and relationships (i.e., properties) between entities. In addition to the vocabulary, this section includes specifications, analyses and use cases. Learn more
The BIBFRAME Implementation Testbed and Register are established for purposes of encouraging development of BIBFRAME. The tools and downloads include the BIBFRAME Editor (BFE) and tools for creating profiles, search systems and transformations. Learn more