The Library of Congress recently announced availability of BIBFRAME vocabulary 2.0. This new version of the vocabulary incorporates a broad range of community input and the LC’s own experience with their BIBFRAME 1.0 pilot. The definitions of “work”, “instance”, and “item” have been refined, plus three additional concepts, “agent”, “subjects”, and “events” have been defined. Specifications documents provide detailed explanations for each area plus examples of their use.
LC plans to experiment with this revised vocabulary later this year.