Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress > BIBFRAME > Webcasts > Update Forum, June 30, 2013

SPEAKERS: Beacher J.E. Wiggins, Sally Hart McCallum, Vinod Chachra, Eric Miller
EVENT DATE: 11/22/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)

On Nov. 22 the Library of Congress hosted a presentation at the Library for staff and Washington area librarians about the BIBFRAME project. Introduced by Beacher Wiggins, Sally McCallum from the Library of Congress reviewed progress and plans for the project, Vinod Chachra from VTLS described his testing of BIBFRAME in implementations, and  Eric Miller of Zepheira gave a glimpse of the input module that Zepheira has been developing as part of their contract with the Library of Congress. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update shares information on current developments as work continues on this significant effort.

Beacher J.E. Wiggins is director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access at the Library of Congress.

Sally Hart McCallum is chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.

Vinod Chachra, president and CEO of VTLS Inc., is an internationally recognized lecturer, consultant, and innovator in the field of information system planning. To access material Chachra discusses in his presentation, please visit the sites linked below marked "external link."

Eric Miller is president of Zepheira. He has been active in the development of semantic web and library standards as well as open source tools to support linked data technologies and library applications.

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