Thursday, January 9, 2014

BIBFRAME webinars available for viewing

Recordings and slides from two recently presented webinars about BIBFRAME have been made freely available by the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The webinars were presented November 6, 2013 and January 8, 2014 by Kevin Ford of LC's Network Development and MARC Standards Office. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative, commonly referred to as BIBFRAME, is a project to "determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format to more Web-based, Linked Data standards."  In the first webinar, Ford provides a basic background to the BIBFRAME initiative, with an emphasis on objectives, requirements, and expectations for the project. The second webinar begins with a review of some of these concepts, then progresses to a live demonstration of a BIBFRAME editing tool. The webinars do not assume prior knowledge of BIBFRAME or RDF (Resource Description Framework), so they are a good starting point for those looking for an easily absorbed introduction to BIBFRAME. The webinar recordings and presentation slides are available at:

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