Dear colleagues,

as a response to the "Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative" General Plan announced by the Library of Congress in October 2011, the German National Library has already expressed its appreciation, and the will to support the initiative and to actively take part in the process.

During a meeting in December, we decided to set up a paper and to outline some aspects of the framework that we may specifically be able to contribute to.  After positive reactions by experts from the Library of Congress, we would like to make these thoughts and intentions available to the broader community.

The paper (PDF, 2 pages, 226 KB in size) is available at 

Best regards

Reinhold Heuvelmann


Reinhold Heuvelmann
German National Library
IT / Office for Data Formats
Adickesallee 1
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49-69-1525-1709
Telefax:   +49-69-1525-1799
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