Hi Jeremy

Thank you very much Jeremy, this is a great help. Essentially we'd like to know what people are using, and how.  We will definitely look at Django to process JSON-LD so thank you for that link as well as the others. Elastic Search is a something we can only aspire to at the moment!

Steve is looking into ARC2/PHP due to his background in PHP. It's just not clear how active the project still is.  At any rate, we have got to start somewhere and here we are: Jena-Fuseki, Django, MySQL/PHP ARC2/PHP and BFE.

If we have questions, we will be sure to ask you-thanks for offering. We have received other feedback too, via tweets, so thank you all!


Steve Clement & Anoushka McGuire
National Library of New Zealand

From: Jeremy Nelson [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, 12 December 2014 5:17 a.m.
To: Steven Clement; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: BFE and SPARQL endpoints

Hi Steven,
I have done some work with a fork of BFE that saves the JSON-LD into a Fedora 4 repository using node.js at I also created a Django variant of BFE that does save the resulting JSON-LD to a file at

Let me know if you have questions or issues running either. I've been working on a BIBFRAME backend using Fedora 4 as a Linked Data Platform with Elastic Search as the search and discovery (the latest code for work is available at

Jeremy Nelson
Metadata and Systems Librarian
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado

From: Steven Clement [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:43 PM
Subject: BFE and SPARQL endpoints


We have started doing some experimentation (this week) with a new implementation of the BIBFRAME Editor and working through the results. We use the BIBFRAME Transformation tool at for this, too.

In parallel, we are setting up a (very) rudimentary SPARQL endpoint for local use only using Apache Jena-Fuseki.

Our questions are:

1.       Does the BFE have the functionality at present to generate output directly into a something like Fuseki?

2.       Is there a temporary file in BFE that would allow us to get at the JSON-LD (or other) output once we "Save"?

3.       Is anyone able to/using BFE to populate triplestores?

If anyone has anything to share in the space, we would like (love!) to hear your experiences.

Steve Clement & Anoushka McGuire
National Library of New Zealand
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 12340
Wellington 6144
New Zealand