The Library of Congress will host an update forum on BIBFRAME, the Bibliographic Framework Initiative, on Sunday morning, June 30, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. Our official meeting time is 10:30 to 11:30 but speakers will be available till noon.   Here's the agenda:


BIBFRAME: Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum

June 30, 2013, 10:30 am-12:00 noon

McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, Room E352


1)  Welcome; BIBFRAME in the Library of Congress context--Roberta I. Shaffer, Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services


2) BIBFRAME with RDA WEMI and BIBFRAME profiles--Eric Miller, President, Zepheira


3) Reports from Community experimenters:

Jeremy Nelson, Metadata/Systems Librarian, Colorado College--Experimenting with Bibframe & Redis

Vinod Chachra, President and CEO, VTLS--BIBFRAME experimentation, linked data navigation and future OPACs

Jean Godby, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research--BIBFRAME and


The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Web and Internet environment that offers new opportunities to leverage information. The program speakers will address multiple facets of the development -- how it fits into the major thrusts of Library of Congress programs and how it will attempt to span the different data models of the library and related communities. Two institutions that are experimenting with the general model have been asked to report, along with a discussion of its relationship to, the recent search engine attempt at standardization.


A video of the Bibframe Update Forum will be made accessible after the conclusion of ALA Annual Conference.