TITLE: Bibliographic Framework Initiative
SPEAKER: Beacher Wiggins, Sally McCallum
EVENT DATE: 04/02/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 71 minutes
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The presenters give an update on the status of the Library of Congress initiative to review the current bibliographic framework to accommodate future needs in a better manner. A major focus of the initiative is to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format in order to reap the benefits of newer technology while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades. McCallum will provide background on some of the current standards and format structures to help understand what some of the possibilities might be for the future.
Speaker Biography: Beacher Wiggins, director for Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access, has had a long career at the Library of Congress. One of his early positions was as the assistant to Henriette Avram, the developer of the MARC 21 standard. Wiggins compares the history of MARC with today's needs for a bibliographic exchange environment that will support linked data.
Speaker Biography: Sally McCallum is chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress, responsible for the maintenance of the MARC21 formats and a number of other interoperability-related standards such as an XML version of MARC, the Z39.50 Information Retrieval protocol, and the Encoded Archival Description DTD.
SERIES: Digital Future and You