Forwarding the message below on behalf of Dave Reser of Library of Congress. Thanks. – Jessalyn


From: Program for Cooperative Cataloging [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Reser, Dave
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:31 PM
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Subject: [PCCLIST] The Library of Congress and OCLC - Working Together to Clarify Approaches to Library Linked Data



Forwarded to several lists, apologies for the duplication (feel free to forward as you see necessary):



This announcement was posted on OCLC this week and we wanted to be certain that all are aware that we are working together to reconcile differences in approach:


The Library of Congress and OCLC are actively engaged and committed to working together to address library challenges using linked data technologies. 


Starting in August 2014, the two groups initiated monthly strategic communications followed by a joint technical workshop in September to dig deeper into the technical complexities.  Topics discussed at these meetings included:


  Structure and content of BIBFRAME pilot records

  WorldCat holdings use cases

  Similarities and differences between BIBFRAME and  SchemaBibExtend vocabularies 

The result was a commitment to co-author a white paper that will clarify how both approaches fit together to address specific library needs and challenges. 


Look for additional white paper updates and joint presentation details at future conferences and events including the ALA Midwinter conference in late January.



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