Thursday, March 6, 2014
Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update, January 26, 2014
A recorded webcast of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) update that was presented at ALA Midwinter in January is now available at: http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/media/updateforum-jan26-2014.html. Sally McCallum of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress is the first presenter. She discusses, in general terms, some of the experimentation with BIBFRAME that has taken place during the last year or so. She says that in 2014, emphasis will be placed on the development of test implementations; a registry of BIBFRAME implementations has been set up to keep track of who is doing what with BIBFRAME, and can be viewed at: http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/implementation/register.html. McCallum foresees a dual BIBFRAME/MARC environment existing for ten years. The next two speakers, Reinhold Heuvelmann of the German National Library, and Jackie Shieh of George Washington University Libraries, report on their experiences as early experimenters with BIBFRAME. Their projects are described in the above-mentioned implementation registry. The final speaker is Eric Miller of Zepheira, developer of BIBFRAME. Part of Miller's presentation involves a brief demonstration of a prototype BIBFRAME editor, which lends a welcome dimension of concreteness to the relatively abstract discussions we've heard about BIBFRAME so far. You can actually see the prototype BIBFRAME editor at: http://editor.bibframe.zepheira.com/static/.