MARC is dead! How many times have you heard that during your career in libraries?

This time, though, it might really be for real. In 2011, the Library of Congress (LoC) announced that it was transitioning away from the MARC format for bibliographic data.  In November of 2012, Zepheira and LoC published a report, Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services, often referred to as the BIBFRAME Primer.

You can follow BIBFRAME developments at, but to help you get started, UW-Madison SLIS Continuing Education Services is providing two free Webinars, taught by Kevin Ford of the LoC MARC Standards Office, and BIBFRAME Initiative.

Webinar #1, Introducing the BIBFRAME Model: high-level concepts and objectives, Wednesday November 6th, 2013, 11:00 AM Central time

Webinar #2, Transitioning from MARC to BIBFRAME: the environment and the format, Wednesday January 8th, 2014, 11:00 AM Central time

Space is limited for the live webinars!  To sign up, please go here:

Questions?  please contact Meredith Lowe ([log in to unmask]) OR Anna Palmer ([log in to unmask]).

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