BIBFRAME Implementation Register
The BIBFRAME implementation register is established to list BIBFRAME implementations - existing, developing, and planned. It will be maintained here. Any organization implementing a BIBFRAME project or application can be listed. If an organization has multiple BIBFRAME projects it may have each listed in a separate entry. See Implementation Register Guidelines
The National Library of Medicine
- Application: NLM BIBFRAME Analysis, Phase 2
- Description: NLM is preparing to initiate a two-pronged BIBFRAME Phase 2 implementation experiment: one effort will focus on conversion of all NLM’s existing MARC Bibliographic records to the BIBFRAME model using the conversion made available by the Library of Congress (LC), and a second effort will use the BIBFRAME editor tool to create new bibliographic metadata in the BIBFRAME format. The intent of NLM’s experimentation will be to analyze the BIBFRAME vocabulary and model in regard to cataloging standards and internal metadata practices.
- Conversion of NLM legacy data to BIBFRAME
NLM will use the LC conversion program available on GitHub to convert all of its MARC records to BIBFRAME format. NLM will implement a simple index and UI (possibly SOLR/Blacklight) to facilitate review and analysis of the converted data, and make recommendations to LC regarding the vocabulary and the model based on that analysis.
- Experimentation with the BIBFRAME editor tool
When it becomes available, NLM will install the BIBFRAME editor tool for use by a specified group of NLM cataloging staff to
- evaluate the utility and completeness of the available BIBFRAME vocabulary and relationships by inputting bibliographic data;
- experiment with finding and inserting linked data from internal and external sites (e.g., MeSH, LCNAF, VIAF);
- assess the compatibility of the data output with RDA and the ramifications of those findings; and
- assess the ability to re-use the output RDF/XML in NLM’s Digital Collections repository.
- Implementation status: A test conversion of a sample set of legacy MARC records is in process. Implementation of a UI for search and display of the legacy metadata is being investigated..
- Contact: Nancy Fallgren email@example.com
- Added to Register: April 9, 2014; Last Update: April 9, 2014; Last Verified: April 9, 2014
- Application: Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L)
- Description: The goal of Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) is to create a Scholarly Resource Semantic Information Store (SRSIS) model that works both within individual institutions and through a coordinated, extensible network of Linked Open Data to capture the intellectual value that librarians and other domain experts and scholars add to information resources when they describe, annotate, organize, select, and use those resources, together with the social value evident from patterns of usage. LD4L plans to use BIBFRAME as the common model for all bibliographic data. The initial focus will be on MARC data conversion but the conversion of other standards (e.g. MODS) will be a focus as well. The three universities involved (Cornell, Harvard, Stanford) plan to develop a common data store and shared light abstraction layer. The anticipated discovery layer will be Blacklight.
- Link: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/ld4l
- Implementation status: Initial focus is on MARC record conversion and the development of an ontology for usage data. The group is making a large scale test of the BIBFRAME converter, examining all MARC fields and formats, and reporting technical issues to Github and conceptual issues to the BIBFRAME testbed.
- Contact: Philip Schreur, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Added to Register: April 2, 2014; Last Update: April 2, 2014; Last Verified: April 2, 2014
George Washington University
- Implement Editor input, indexing criteria.
- Test BF vocabulary and data modeling using GW collections.
- Incorporate controlled vocabularies and ontology to BF core data set.
- Establish practitioner work and best practices.
- Design user interface.
- Explore additional enhancements beyond library environment.
- Activities to date
- Training curriculum in progress.
- Formation of the team, consisting of four members representing the three campus libraries,
that will plan and direct BIBFRAME-related activities at GWU during the testing period.
- Creation of a test server on which to store project-related work products: http://gwbibframe.wrlc.org/
- Distribution of a survey to determine current cataloging, metadata, and technology skills and
preferred learning styles of select staff and librarians; analysis of results.
- Establishment of a BIBFRAME-specific internal listserv as a means of communication for a
large group of staff and librarians distributed across the three campus libraries.
- .Establishment of an internal wiki, on which are shared BIBFRAME documentation, resources
for learning, and updates on local activities.
- Discussion of other potential idea-sharing tools, such as Ideascale, flow.io, Sharepoints.
- Contact: Jackie Shieh
- Added to Register: February 10, 2014; Last Update: February 10, 2014;Last Verified: February 10, 2014
German National Library
- Application: BIBFRAME prototype in DNB OPAC
- Description: From the full presentation of a record in the OPAC of the German National Library, there is now an action option called "BIBFRAME-Repräsentation dieses Datensatzes" ("BIBFRAME Representation of this Record"). By clicking a link the record is converted from Pica+ into BIBFRAME (in RDF/XML) and offered for download.
Behind the link is a conversion process triggered "on the fly", itself based on a mapping from PICA+ to BIBFRAME.
- Link: http://www.dnb.de/katalog
- Status: This is a starting point for further developments, notably, to synchronize with the "Vocabulary 1.0" published by the Library of Congress in January 2014.
- Contact: Reinhold Heuvelmann
- Added to Register: February 6, 2014; Last Update: February 6, 2014;Last Verified: February 6, 2014
- Application: TIGER Web Catalog & Flask-BIBFRAME Extension
BIBFRAME is a critical Linked Data vocabulary being developed in the open-source project, Flask-BIBFRAME (https://github.com/jermnelson/flask_bibframe), a component of the Cataloging Pull Platform. On February 27th, Colorado College is releasing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) web catalog, called TIGER (source code available at https://github.com/jermnelson/tiger-catalog), that uses the Flask-BIBFRAME extension. TIGER uses Linked Data entities using source records from their MARC-based legacy ILS and Fedora Commons digital repository. The TIGER web catalog’s user interface is based on Aaron Schmidt’s design at http://www.walkingpaper.org/5979 and uses the following technologies: Flask micro web framework for the web server and middleware. Solr Index for searching. Redis for analytics, result caching, and messaging. MongoDB document store for JSON-LD representations of BIBFRAME entities using RDA, Schema.org, MARC, and other vocabularies.
Other BIBFRAME experiments that preceded to the development of the TIGER web catalog include the Summer 2013 Union Library discovery app that uses an earlier version of the BIBFRAME vocabulary and is available at http://tuttdemo.coloradocollege.edu/. A later BIBFRAME prototype was developed that directly used Schmidt’s UI design from his blog with the 40,000+ RDF records from Project Gutenberg and can be viewed at http://tuttdemo.coloradocollege.edu/catalog/. The source code for both BIBFRAME prototypes is available at https://github.com/jermnelson/aristotle-library-apps
- Contact: Jeremy Nelson
- Added to Register: February 7, 2014; Last Update: February 7, 2014; Last Verified: February 7, 2014
Library of Congress
- Application: MARC to BIBFRAME Transformation Service
The transformation tool uses LC's MARC2BIBFRAME transformation to convert an existing marcxml record or collection to bibframe. Records can be pasted in or addressed by url.
The transformed records will be shown in Exhibit, with the ability to see the original marcxml , bibframe rdf, and json. Records can be re-transformed if the MARC2BIBFRAME code has been updated.
- Link: http://bibframe.org/tools/transform/start
- Status: Available for use.
- Added to Register: January 31, 2014; Last Update: January 31, 2014; Last Verified: January 31, 2014
Library of Congress
- Application: MARC to BIBFRAME Comparison Service
The comparison tool takes a record number (marc 001) and transforms that LC record, showing either marcxml or bibframe results. Possible new development: lccn as the input.
- Link: http://bibframe.org/tools/compare
- Status: Available for use.
- Contact: Nate Trail
- Added to Register: January 31, 2014; Last Update: January 31, 2014;
- Last Verified: January 31, 2014