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Linked Data’s Many Forms - BIBFRAME

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Deb Shapiro helps us understand BIBFRAME, its benefits & disadvantages, and an advance peek at the BIBFRAME editor, currently in development.

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Linked Data’s Many Forms - BIBFRAME

  1. 1. Many Flavors of Linked Data: BIBFRAME WiLS OCLC Peer Council June 4, 2014
  2. 2. “Lack of demand, particularly since many catalogs contain a lot of garbage metadata and/or resources that others cannot access. Plus, the information goes stale quickly. Not that there's no use for this information, but not that many people are asking. Kyle Bannerjee, Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian, OHSU
  3. 3. http://vimeo.com/36752317 What is europeana?
  4. 4. What is BIBFRAME? “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.”
  5. 5. A little history May 2, 2014 – BIBFRAME editor released
  6. 6. http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/implem entation/bfe-howtouse.html • The BIBFRAME Editor (BFE) is a simple tool that enables input of any BIBFRAME vocabulary element. The BFE will be frequently improved as small features are added and user comments come in. There is a Demo version that you may directly experiment with. In addition, our primary purpose for the tool is the open source Download version of the software that you may take and integrate into your experimental systems, enabling many features that the Demo cannot provide.
  7. 7. Schema.org vs. BIBFRAME • Schema.org way to add html tags to web pages – that can be displaying bibliographic information • OCLC is adding schema.org linked data to WorldCat record displays • Librarians can add to/authoritize schema.org definitions • WorldCat Linked Data Vocabulary - https://oclc.org/developer/develop/linked-data/worldcat- vocabulary.en.html • BIBFRAME way to re-encode MARC in a linked data consumeable way • Not ready yet, but best we have so far? • Existing MARC data can be batch transformed to BIBFRAME • Editor - BFE for creating new descriptions

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