BIBFRAME

Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress > BIBFRAME

bf: BIBFRAMEInitiated by the Library of Congress, BIBFRAME provides a foundation for the future of bibliographic description, both on the web, and in the broader networked world. This site presents general information about the project, including presentations, FAQs, and links to working documents. In addition to being a replacement for MARC, BIBFRAME serves as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 formats while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades.

What's New

Draft specification

BIBFRAME Authorities draft specification posted for review (7 March 2014). View document

Latest webcast

BIBFRAME Update Forum at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA is now available (26 January 2014). View webcast

Testbed project announced

Established for purposes of encouraging development of test implementations. Learn more