Below is the email that folks on the Library of Congress’ PCC and CONSER lists received today from Paul Frank. Looks like there are many good resources for us to brush up for the December Metadata Discussion Group meeting.
Don’t know where to start for a good introduction? I recommend downloading the BIBFRAME: Why? What? Who? document.
To assist you in learning more about BIBFRAME and the future bibliographic ecosystem, PCC Secretariat colleagues and I have created a new PCC web page: BIBFRAME and the PCC. It can be accessed from the PCC main page, under the header PCC and BIBFRAME. Please bookmark this new page because we envision it as a centralized gathering point for information, documentation, announcements, etc. on the PCC’s involvement with BIBFRAME’s integration into the information community.
On the page, we have posted a link to the June 20, 2014 announcement PCC and LC Support BIBFRAME as the Model to Help the Library Community Move into the Linked Data Environment, as well as some information of interest:
- Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME): Update & Practical Applications. This video, recorded Sept. 4, 2014, is another in a series that introduces BIBFRAME. The speakers demonstrate the BIBFRAME Editor, the tool to input bibliographic data into the BIBFRAME format, and highlight other BIBFRAME developments.
- PCC BIBFRAME Survey Results. See highlights below.
- A video from ALA Annual in Las Vegas: BIBFRAME Update Forum, June 2014
- A short paper targeting those with no understanding of or background in BIBFRAME: BIBFRAME: Why? What? Who?
- A modeling study on BIBFRAME and AV resources: BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of Audiovisual Resources
- A link to the Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative Web Site. This site presents general information about the project, including FAQs, presentations, BF model & vocabulary, and information on implementation and testing.
Of special interest to the PCC Secretariat and all of you who completed the PCC BIBFRAME Survey are the analyzed results of the survey: PCC BIBFRAME Survey Results
There is some very interesting reading here. But the results that are most notable – these are the highlights:
- Page 1: Respondents identified the types of work they perform. 1233 responses were received to this question:
- Page 2: There were seven True/False statements in the survey: The responses indicate that there is a clear understanding that BIBFRAME will replace MARC, and that it will provide a new bibliographic environment. The questions that raise some concerns are Question 3 (BIBFRAME is a new computer system being built by the Library of Congress, and to be shared with all libraries, that is based on Linked Data principles), since LC is not building a new computer system, and Question 5 (BIBFRAME is a project initiated by the Library of Congress to build a next-generation OPAC and ILS), since BIBFRAME is not a an OPAC or an ILS system. BIBFRAME is a set of tools and templates that can be used in the design of an OPAC or ILS System.
- Page 3: What are the best ways to communicate BIBFRAME developments and news?
- Page 4: Did you know that you can participate in the BIBFRAME testing process and provide feedback?
The PCC Secretariat will be updating the new web page frequently and will notify the PCC discussion lists when major BIBFRAME announcements are made.
Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs
Cooperative Programs Section
Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540-4230
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