Hi everyone,

I am new to this list but I thought you would be interested in the BIBFRAME survey that we (the PCC Secretariat) are sharing with the PCC community and the larger information community, in an attempt to address the issues that Jeremy mentions.

Best regards,


Paul Frank
Acting Coordinator, NACO and SACO Programs
Cooperative Programs Section
Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division
Library of Congress
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Washington, DC 20540-4230
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On June 20, 2014, the Library of Congress announced its desire to collaborate with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging in the endorsement and support of BIBFRAME<> as the model to help the library community move into the Linked Data environment.
PCC and LC strongly encourage the PCC membership and the broader library community to become more knowledgeable and attuned to the development and rollout of BIBFRAME and how it fits within libraries and the larger Linked Data sphere.
The PCC Secretariat has created a BIBFRAME survey that aims to assess the current level of understanding of BIBFRAME within the PCC community and the wider information community.  The survey also asks for ways in which information and announcements on BIBFRAME can be shared more widely within the communities.
The PCC Secretariat encourages all PCC members to take the survey, and requests that PCC members share the survey widely with colleagues in all spheres of library work - vendors, systems, acquisitions, and other areas.
You do not need to be a PCC member in order to take the survey!
The survey should take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete, and you may remain anonymous if you wish.
The survey will close on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Here is your chance to join the PCC as it moves into the Linked Data environment!

From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jeremy Goldstein
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Thoughts about Bibframe

The development of bibframe certainly has some promise, and in theory migrating the structure of our databases to such a form is long overdue.  However, I see it as having the same sort of implementation problems that have beset RDA.

It's being developed in a top down way such that it is being imposed upon the bibliographic community without a great deal of involvement from the rank and file catalogers.  And to my knowledge there has yet to be any serious investment in the project from any ILS vendors.  Without some sense that bibframe will actually become practical to use for a standard public library it is going to have a hard time launching successfully.

Jeremy Goldstein
Supervisor of Resource Management
Minuteman Library Network
508-655-8008 ext.222