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
    Library of Congress MARC to BIBFRAME 2.0 conversion specifications
  • Conversion Programs
    XSLT conversion programs that apply the Library of Congress conversion specifications
  • MARC to BIBFRAME conversion viewer (coming soon)

Implementation, Tools and Downloads

Implementation register, editor, other tools and downloads


What's New

BIBFRAME Vocabulary updated, MARC to BIBFRAME conversion specifications and programs released
March 10, 2017
View specifications

BIBFRAME Update Forum at ALA -

January 22, 2017
View agenda and presentations

BIBFRAME Pilot (Phase 1): Report and Assessment
June 16, 2016
View report