I strongly disagree with the statement that someone who understands MARCXML can do whatever they want with the data. I think I have a pretty good grasp of MARC and I have spent countless frustrating hours trying to get information out of MARC records (and not always succeeding). Granted, I'm not a developer, but I've worked with people who are good developers so I don't think that's the bottleneck. That said, I'm not sure that Bibframe is going to fix my problems. Kelley -----Original Message----- From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of James Weinheimer A developer who understands library data and MARCXML (and there are many of them) can do anything they want with those records now. RDF/Bibframe offers nothing that they couldn't have done before. RDF/Bibframe is primarily for the non-library community, who do not want to delve into the MARCXML structures and--it is said--will be able to work with our data much more easily than the ways we offer today.