**Please excuse cross-posting**

Recently posted on the BIBFRAME (BF) web site is a study carried out by
Audiovisual Preservation Solutions for the Library of Congress concerning an
appropriate model for AV material and relating that to the BF model: 
BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of
Audiovisual Resources:

It discusses the special characteristics of AV material that make it
different from textual and other media and makes some general
recommendations.  With the increasing impact of AV as information resources
and the need to preserve material in those media, special attention to it is
appropriate as we develop BIBFRAME.

This report was carried out in close consultation with the Library of
Congress’s National Audiovisual Conservation Center (NAVCC) staff in
Culpeper, Virginia, a vast archive that preserves and serves AV resources. 
The report examines a number of proposed community models such as FRBR/RDA,
FIAF, OLAC, indecs, Variations, PBCore, EBCore and others that inform the
analysis.    The recommendations will become considerations for the BF model
development as there are various ways the special attributes of these media
could be accommodated. 

The report is composed of a base document (the analysis, AV model, and
recommendations) with appendices that give more detail about situations
encountered with AV material.

As usual, comments, concerns, and discussion are encouraged via the BIBFRAME
listserv (see the BIBFRAME home page/contacts at: ) 

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Sally H. McCallum
Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20540  USA
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Tel: 1-202-707-5119 – Fax 1-202-707-0115