Previous MDG posts have discussed the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), a linked data model for bibliographic data. LC hired Zepheira to release the initial model which will translate our MARC format to a linked data model.
Kevin Ford, LC’s Project Manager for the Linked Open Data Service recently used the BIBFRAME listserv to announce the release of bibframe.org. According to Ford, bibframe.org is a new website for detailed information about the in-development, draft BIBFRAME vocabulary.
It also includes demonstrations of the BIBFRAME model using MARC bibliographic records from experimenters’ collections. You can view sample collections from these key libraries on the Demos tab of bibframe.org:
- A collection of Library of Congress MARC records representative of those found in a public library that have been translated via the BIBFRAME pipeline
- A sample collection from the British Library that have been translated via the BIBFRAME pipeline
Two intriguing tools that appear to still be under construction are the Transformation and Comparison Services. The Comparison service will allow users to view a before and after presentation of a MARC record from the Library of Congress’s database as BIBFRAME resources. The Transformation service will allow users to submit MARC Bibliographic records (as MARC/XML) and view them as BIBFRAME resources.
Finally, the draft BIBFRAME vocabulary will allow users to see the relationship with MARC and any related RDA notes. Below is a relationship example that shows the property, description, and the MARC mapping for the 521 (Intended Audience) field.