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 https://github.com/jermnelson/bfe. I also created a Django variant of BFE that does save the resulting JSON-LD to a file at https://github.com/jermnelson/bfe_django.


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 https://github.com/jermnelson/bibframe-catalog).


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 bibframe.org 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