I would like to share a recent study on audio-visual materials and content (both recorded sound and moving image) in the context of the BIBFRAME initiative. The original announcement, as posted on the BIBFRAME listserv, has been copied at the end of this message and includes a link to the webpage where the report may be found. This study will likely be of interest to those of you concerned with the description of sound recordings and related content. This work also ties in with goals mentioned in recommendation 3.3 of the National Recording Preservation Plan.
We would like to encourage discussion about descriptive data needs for audio-visual content and materials at this early stage of BIBFRAME development, and hope this study can serve as a common starting point for that discussion across various communities. In addition to the avenues for questions, comments, additional suggestions, etc. mentioned below and available through the ARSC list, please feel free to email me directly at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Some information about BIBFRAME
The following text comes from the BIBFRAME website's FAQ page (http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/faqs/): "BIBFRAME Initiative is the foundation for the future of bibliographic description that happens on the web and in the networked world. It is designed to integrate with and engage in the wider information community and still serve the very specific needs of libraries.... Although the BIBFRAME Initiative will instantiate a new way to represent and exchange bibliographic data - that is, replace the Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) format - its scope is broader. As an initiative, it is investigating all aspects of bibliographic description, data creation, and data exchange. In addition to replacing the MARC format, this includes accommodating different content models and cataloging rules, exploring new methods of data entry, and evaluating current exchange protocols." More information about BIBFRAME may be found at http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/.
Processing Unit Head, Recorded Sound Section
Library of Congress
Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation
Just posted on the BIBFRAME (BF) web site is a study carried out by Audiovisual Preservation Solutions for the Library of Congress concerning an appropriate model for AV material and relating that to the BF model: BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of Audiovisual Resources<http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/pdf/bibframe-avmodelingstudy-may15-2014.pdf>. It discusses the special characteristics of AV material that make it different from textual and other media and makes some general recommendations. With the increasing impact of AV as information resources and the need to preserve material in those media, special attention to it is appropriate as we develop BIBFRAME.
This report was carried out in close consultation with the Library of Congress's National Audiovisual Conservation Center (NAVCC) staff in Culpeper, Virginia, a vast archive that preserves and serves AV resources. The report examines a number of proposed community models such as FRBR/RDA, FIAF, OLAC, indecs, Variations, PBCore, EBCore and others that inform the analysis. The recommendations will become considerations for the BF model development as there are various ways the special attributes of these media could be accommodated.
The report is composed of a base document (the analysis, AV model, and recommendations) with appendices that give more detail about situations encountered with AV material.
As usual, comments, concerns, and discussion are encouraged via the BIBFRAME listserv (see the BIBFRAME home page/contacts<http://www.loc.gov/bibframe/contact/index.html>) or direct to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
Sally H. McCallum
Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE
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