On Nov 8, 2013, at 12:46 PM, Shlomo Sanders wrote:
> I would love to hear people's thoughts on a few questions:
> 1. How mature do you think the BIBFRAME model will be 1 year from today?
BIBFRAME looks on track to mature quickly as the development approach is lean. I expect BIBFRAME will be able to represent much of the current raft of traditional cataloguing.
> 2. Do you think it is practice to use BIBFRAME as RDF as the interchange format (instead of MARC)?
If I understand the question; not really, MARC serialization is clearly embedded in everyday workflows and I see no reason for this to change. I think that any new technology will struggle to topple MARC due to MARC largely solving the problem it was designed to solve and BIBFRAME not responding to digital content appropriately.
> 3. How do you feel about migration of all your existing BIBs or at least migration on the fly of
> MARC records being updated and of MARC records ingested from external sources?
I do not see this happening, nor do I currently see any motivation to do so (quite the opposite in fact — the current solution solves the problem we currently have).
> 4. How do you feel about doing original cataloging in the BIBFRAME model?
I suspect that any cataloguing interface that could be provided for BIBFRAME would be inherently the same as any possible benefit or disadvantage for the cataloguer. While lies underneath is not apparent (or interesting?)
We have catalogued historical manuscripts in RDF since 2010 and have no reason to suspect that any change in fundamental vocabulary will add any benefits. In fact, give the closeness of the ties between BIBFRAME and past library standards, I suspect that implementing BIBFRAME for us would be a step backwards (we moved away from traditional library tools because they represent our materials poorly and the data we can extract from traditional cataloguing cannot be used for the purposes we intend — management of digitization workflow, web access, etc.)
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Rurik Thomas Greenall
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