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Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update - January 26, 2014

November 2013 VideoThe Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia, Pa., on January 26, 2014, shares information on current developments as work continues on this significant effort.
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Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update - November 22, 2013

November 2013 VideoAs part of the Library of Congress' "Digital Futures and You" series, Beacher Wiggins sponsored a Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update on November 22. Introduced by Wiggins, Sally McCallum from the Library of Congress reviewed progress and plans for the project, Vinod Chachra from VTLS described his testing of BIBFRAME in implementations, and  Eric Miller of Zepheira gave a glimpse of the input module that Zepheira has been developing as part of their contract with the Library of Congress.
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BIBFRAME Update Forum at ALA Annual - June 30, 2013

June 2013 Video This presentation addressed multiple facets of the development of BIBFRAME and how it will attempt to span the different data models of the library and related communities. Two institutions that are experimenting with the general model were asked to report, along with a discussion of its relationship to, the recent search engine attempt at standardization. Speakers included: Roberta I. Shaffer & Sally McCallum (Library of Congress); Eric Miller (Zepheira); Jeremy Nelson (Colorado College); Vinod Chachra (VTLS, Inc.); and Carol Jean Godby (OCLC Research).
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BIBFRAME Update Forum at ALA Midwinter - January 27, 2013

June 2013 Video The Library of Congress sponsored an update forum on the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative ALA Midwinter Meeting on January 27, 2013. Speakers included: Roberta I. Shaffer, Sally McCallum, Kevin Ford & Beacher J.E. Wiggins (Library of Congress); Ted Fons (OCLC); Eric Miller (Zepheira); and, Reinhold Heuvelmann (Information Standards Specialist at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek).
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New Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum with Eric Miller- July 16, 2012

June 2013 Video The new Bibliographic Framework Initiative is focused on the Web environment, Linked Data principles and mechanisms, and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as a basic data model. Zepheira, led by Eric Miller, will provide both a model (or models) to serve as a starting point for discussion and an analysis of related initiatives. Miller spoke to Library of Congress staff with an overview of the project and a report of progress to date.
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