Yes, it looks like BnF has no need of BIBFRAME, which is fine. What is
interesting is WHY they have no need of BF - which is that they already
have linking. Which we do not. So the question is not BF or not BF, but
would our catalogs benefit from linking? And if the answer is yes, then
how do we want to achieve that? Clearly it can be achieved in ways other
than migrating to BIBFRAME, so we should be looking at all of the options.
I don't know what the LRM has to do with this.
On 5/24/17 5:58 AM, Jeff Edmunds wrote:
> Thanks Karen. Yes, I'm aware of Emmanuelle and read her blog post yesterday.
> Also yesterday, I learned from a different contact at the Bibliothèque nationale de France
> that they (the BnF) are planning to continue using INTERMARC and to "mutate"
> it ("le faire 'muter'") to conform more closely with the spirit of LRM. This
> implies, to me at least, that BIBFRAME is moribund, at best, in France. The new initiative is being
> referred to as "Intermarc Nouvelle Génération." I'll be extremely
> curious to see what the folks at the BnF make of the March 2017 revision to
> the LRM.
> Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 12:49:44 -0700
> From: Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: Requiem pour BIBFRAME?
> There was BnF representation at the recent LD4P meeting at Stanford,
> which was primarily about BIBFRAME. One of the BnF folks, Emmanuelle
> Bermes, wrote about it in her blog:
> She's quite approachable if you would like more information.
> On 5/22/17 9:05 AM, Jeff Edmunds wrote:
>> As some are already aware, the magnificent linked data portal of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (data.bnf.fr) does not use BIBFRAME, simply because the RDF data model employed predates BIBFRAME. Which made me wonder what the future of BIBFRAME may be in France, where data models like FRBRoo with finer levels of granularity and seemingly better adapted for audiovisual mateials are being investigated.
>> This is no doubt premature, and will be primarily of interest to Francophone catalogers/technologists:
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