The Library of Congress is testing BIBFRAME for bibliographic description through a pilot project that will begin in August 2015. Forty Library of Congress catalogers will participate in the Pilot, with instruction by four Library of Congress staff members in the Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division (COIN). The LC BIBFRAME Pilot will test bibliographic description in multiple formats and in multiple languages. Training for the Pilot participants consists of the three modules described below.
|Module||Slides, Manuals, Exercises, Online Quizzes|
|Module 1: Introduction to the Semantic Web and Linked Data
The purpose of this module is to introduce the Semantic Web, linked data concepts, and some basic tools.
The course will discuss the role of semantically linked data in creating useful web services and connecting datasets on the web. The module will provide a very basic overview of the terminology, terms, and tools used for Semantic Web applications.
The module will contrast the limits of our current MARC based environment with the promise of integrating our data more fully with Semantic Web resources to enhance user services.
|Module 2: Introduction to the BIBFRAME Tools
Self-paced online instruction with a specified timeframe for completion, followed by a classroom discussion.
This module contains assigned readings and videos that reinforce concepts introduced in Module 1. The module also introduces the BIBFRAME Initiative and tools for exploration with BIBFRAME in advance of a decision to implement and create PCC BIBFRAME Profiles.
|Module 3: Using the BIBFRAME Editor for Bibliographic Description
The purpose of this module is to introduce LC BIBFRAME Pilot participants to the BIBFRAME Editor and the RDA Profiles that will be used in the Pilot.
|Last Update: July 6, 2016|