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Everyone is welcome at the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum, SUNDAY, JUNE 24 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in the Morial Convention Center, Room 260-262 (learn more below). Additional BIBFRAME events are shown below.

BIBFRAME Talks, Meetings & Interest Groups

Linked Library Data Interest Group (ALCTS LITA)

Saturday, June 23, 9-10 AM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Room 265-268

  • Evidence-Building using Linked Administrative Data at the Census Bureau
    Kate McNamara
  • Who Will be Our bf: Comparing techniques for conversion from MARC to BIBFRAME
    Sharon Farnel, Abigail Sparling, Ian Bigelow, and Danoosh Davood
  • Demonstrating the Production Value of Linked Data Services
    John Chapman and Xiaoli Li

Implementing Linked Open Data in the Real World

Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 AM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Room 392

Exposing bibliographic and cultural heritage information as Linked Open Data makes possible new modes of resource access and discovery. It also supports reuse and visualization of collections in novel ways. This program will introduce participants to Linked Open Data in the real world through both introductory and intermediate level presentations on its application, including challenges inherent to moving towards a Linked Open Data ecosystem. Potential topics include metadata analysis and evaluation, Linked Open Data visualizations, entity reconciliation, and ontology alignment/mapping. By exploring beyond Linked Data theory, this program will give participants an in-depth view into the current state of the Linked Open Data movement within cultural heritage communities.

  • Linked Data for Production: Pathway to Implementation (LD4P Phase 2)
    Presented by Philip Schreur, PhD
  • Linked Data URI workflows at the Digital Virginias DPLA Hub
    Presented by Jeremy Bartczak
  • Rare Materials Ontology Extension: from Modeling to Implementation
    Presented by Jason Kovari & Francis Lapka

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front

Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 AM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Room 209

Join OCLC’s Roy Tennant as he hosts a panel of experts who will share their current activities and recent experiences with linked data. Hear updates on OCLC's initiatives, an LC update on BIBFRAME, and more. Brief presentations by each panelist will be followed by time to ask questions of the panelists.

MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (ALCTS LITA)

Saturday, June 23, 2:30-3:30 PM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Room 279-280

The MARC Formats Transition IG will host presentations from two speakers from the PCC Task Group on URIs in MARC. Presenters include Chew Chiat Naun, Head of Metadata Creation, Harvard Library Abstract and Nancy Fallgren, Senior Metadata Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section National Library of Medicine.

New Directions in Non-Latin Script Access

Saturday, June 23, 4:00-5:00 PM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Rm 285

Karen Smith-Yoshimura (Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research) will speak on the history and current state of non-Latin script support in WorldCat and OCLC's future directions in this area; Randall Barry (Chief, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library of Congress) will speak on LC's experience with non-Latin script in the recent BIBFRAME pilot projects and potential data enhancement projects to prepare for a linked data environment; and, Charles Riley (Librarian for African Studies, Yale University) will speak on enhancements to non-Latin script access in Yale's online library catalog. 

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum

Sunday, June 24, 10:30 - 12:00 AM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Room 260-262

The BIBFRAME Update will focus on several large implementations, and different approaches to  converting our MARC records to the BIBFRAME data model.  Presentations will include the ongoing Library of Congress Pilot 2 with 60 catalogers and 20 million converted MARC records; the SHARE-VDE conversion of millions of MARC records to make sharable BIBFRAME descriptions; the Plains2Peaks service hub project for Colorado and Wyoming that transforms multiple formats into BIBFRAME; and OCLC’s work with 11 million MARC records converted to BIBFRAME. 

View Full Agenda on the BIBFRAME Website

Community Engagement: Using Linked Data to Increase Event Attendance and Circulation

Monday, June 25, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (Learn more External)
Morial Convention Center, Room 289

Linked Data is a set of best practices for exposing, sharing and connecting pieces of data. Linked Data has been used to a high degree in various industries, and its implementation in libraries is on the rise. This process allows the linking of separate data sources to create superior and more complete repositories of information. This complete information is then exposed via Linked Data to help boost discoverability of content in search engines. In this session, we'll provide an overview on the history of Linked Data and the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Bibframe), including the collecting and connecting of data from Google algorithms, geotagging MARC records, special collections, and calendar feeds. We will look at how best to use Linked Data to make the myriad of events, services and programming that libraries offer easily visible on the web. We will also discuss the best practices in synthesizing this data to promote these invaluable assets via search engines, which will increase a library’s discoverability to its community and further increase engagement and outreach. Lastly, we will explore the future of federated data and specifically how blockchain might affect the storage of bibliographic data for libraries in an open, transparent and free manner. We'll discuss what blockchain is, how it works, and why it’s important for libraries.

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