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The Library of Congress has initiated the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBRAME).  An overview and update on progress to date is available as a webcast at:


"Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update"


Beacher Wiggins, Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access
Sally Hart McCallum, Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Eric Miller, Co-founder and President of Zepheira
Vinod Chachra, President and CEO of VTLS, Inc.

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 and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update will share information with staff on current developments as work continues on this significant effort.

The Library of Congress web site for BIBFRAME is available at: