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BIBFRAME Events

Everyone is welcome at the Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum, Sunday, January 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nutter Theater (learn more below). Additional BIBFRAME events are shown below.

BIBFRAME Talks, Meetings & Interest Groups

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable: Stories from the Front

Saturday, January 25, 10:30 - 11:30 AM (Learn more )
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113-C

During this session, a panel of experts will share their current activities and recent experiences with linked data, including updates on OCLC activities, an LC update on BIBFRAME and more. Brief presentations by each panelist will be followed by time to ask questions.

Metadata Interest Group (ALCTS)

Sunday, January 26, 8:30-10:00 AM (Learn more )
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113-A

Metadata work thrives when it takes place in a collaborative context. Collaboration has increasingly been a part of bibliographic description, the description of digitized resources, digital humanities, ontology creation, and more. In this session, Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator at the Columbia University Libraries will present on her work on ArtFrame, a BIBFRAME ontology extension for the description of two-and three-dimensional artworks, which is the result of collaboration between different community partners including Art Libraries Society of North America, Library of Congress and several libraries and museums. By exploring the experience from Columbia University libraries, participants will learn strategies for success and identify opportunities for collaboration in their own work. Be sure to add this event to your ALA Conference Scheduler. Presenter: Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator at the Columbia University Libraries.

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum

Sunday, January 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (Learn more )
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nutter Theater

The BIBFRAME Update will highlight expansion activities. Expanding the Library of Congress Pilot 2 during the next year requires that BIBFRAME descriptions be convertible to MARC and the BIBFRAME system be more efficient.  Philip Schreur will describe the exciting expansion that Stanford is leading under a Mellon grant.  European activity and the European BIBFRAME Workshop will be the focus for Reinhold Heuvelmann from the German National Library.  And OCLC will provide an update on their BIBFRAME explorations. Join us on Sunday morning!
View the full BIBFRAME Update agenda

Bibliographic Conceptional Models Interest Group

Sunday, January 26, 2:30 - 3:30 PM (Learn more )
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113-B

Modus Operandi: Creating the SuperWork in Share-VDE and the Opus level of description 
With the evolution of the Share-VDE project, there was an identified need for methods of creating universal work identifiers in general, and for an additional layer of the BIBFRAME stack in particular to aggregate like works together. In Share-VDE the SuperWork has been created for this purpose, and shortly after LC implemented the Hub to their data. The result is a fourth layer of BIBFRAME (the Opus). This presentation will discuss the development of the Opus in general, and how the Share-VDE SuperWork identifiers are created and used in the data. Presenter: Ian Bigelow (University of Alberta Library).

On Bibframe Hubs 
There are more than 2.3M Hubs in ID.LOC.GOV. Of those, 1.4M were created by extracting Title and NameTitle authority records from the LC/NAF file. The remaining .9M Hubs were extracted from LC’s MARC bibliographic data, from fields containing uniform titles and/or main entries. The MARC sources for BF Hubs strongly indicate their role: Hubs are aggregation and collocation resources. Hubs make it possible, for example, to gather all of the Spanish translations of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer or to capture in which other BF Works Francisco Tarrega’s Capricho árabe is included. Hubs were partially the result of adding the entire LC Bibliographic dataset to ID.LOC.GOV as Bibframe and needing a way to connect disparate BF Works (from the Bibliographic dataset) together. In this sense, their development was need based and organic, though conceptually they are very much indebted to Share VDE’s SuperWork concept. This presentation will review the genesis of Hubs at LC and describe their role in LC’s Bibframe ecosystem. It will also discuss modifications (though slight) made to Hubs since their introduction in June 2019 and how LC sees them at this time fitting into the Bibframe environment. Presenter: Kevin Ford (Library of Congress).

PCC Participants Meeting: The Relevance and Usefulness of the Romanization of Non-Latin Scripts: Now and in the Future

Sunday, January 26, 4:00 - 5:30 PM (Learn more )
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Nutter Theater

Updates on PCC activities followed by four presentations exploring the topic of non-Latin scripts in bibliographic records. A discussion with all participants will follow the presentations.

Romanization: What are we gaining? What are we losing?
BIBFRAME experimentation at the Library of Congress has challenged us to evaluate many existing cataloging practices. Are those practices valid in our changing environment? Are those practices simply entrenched and in place because of cataloging “inertia?” Romanization of cataloging data is a long-standing cataloging practice that is being reevaluated in the LC BIBFRAME Pilots. What will we gain, and what will we lose if we change our current romanization practices? Presenter: Paul Frank, Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division, Library of Congress.

RDA Linked Data Forum

Monday, January 27, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (Learn more )
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113-C

The RDA Link Forum will elucidate the ways that RDA is maximizing the potential of linked data and supporting linked data development by others. The forum will include presentations by RSC members as well as other linked data professionals. Moderator: James Hennelly.


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