[CatSIG] Moving on from the MARC format

Chris Rae Todd Chris.Rae.Todd at dia.govt.nz
Fri Oct 12 15:36:34 NZDT 2012

Here are links  to two presentations for people who are interested in the Bibliographic Framework initiative of the Library of Congress.

1. Sally McCallum's presentation from a talk given at IGeLU:


plus a transcript of Sally's talk by Chris Keene of the University of Sussex at


2. Library of Congress New Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Update Forum



Eric Miller
Co-Founder and President of Zepheira
The Library of Congress has contracted with Zepheira to help accelerate the launch of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. The new bibliographic framework project will be focused on the Web environment, Linked Data principles and mechanisms, and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as a basic data model. Zepheira, led by Eric Miller, 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. Zepheira will provide both a model (or models) to serve as a starting point for discussion and an analysis of related initiatives. The Library anticipates an iterative process, drawing from feedback from the community, and a subsequent progression of requirements. The stated goals are a flexible bibliographic framework, a robust reference code, a supporting infrastructure for deployment, and an effective migration plan from MARC to a new framework.

Chris (Christine) Todd
Team Leader, Cataloguing Team 1
National Library of New Zealand
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
Direct Dial: +64 4 474 3093
email: chris.rae.todd at dia.govt.nz<mailto:chris.rae.todd at dia.govt.nz>

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