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THE STANDARD MODEL “BIBFRAME” FOR RESOURCES DESCRIPTION AND ACCESS IN
WEB ENVIRONMENT: APPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES 

  

A Conference organized by Cybrarians; the Arabic Portal for
Librarianship and Information 

Cairo, Egypt 

9-10 September 2015 

http://www.cybrarians.org/en/about-bibf.html [1] 

  

INTRODUCTION 

Starting from the second decade of the 21st century a great revolution
happening in cataloging. In April 2013, the implementation of the new
cataloging rules RDA started officially, and nowadays BIBFRAME
considered the potential substitute of MARC 21. The Bibliographic
Framework Initiative issued in 2011 by Library of Congress in order to
make a huge change in the structure of bibliographic records. 

Cybrarians organization is pleased to organize this event in order to
reduce the time gap between Arabic and global library community. The
conference aiming at presenting the Bibliographic Framework "Bibframe"
to get Arabic community up to date, and to discuss the expected effects
of new changes in cataloging, and how Arab library community will be
ready to such new challenges. 

CONFERENCE TOPICS 

1. The identity of "BIBFRAME", terms and applications. 

2. Comparison between MARC 21 and "BIBFRAME". 

3. The future of cataloging within RDA and "BIBFRAME". 

4. The current situation of MARC in Egyptian and Arabic library, and
challenges of conversion to "BIBFRAME". 

5. Linked data as a platform of "BIBFRAME". 

6. Effects of "BIBFRAME" on information library systems (ILS). 

7. Information search and retrieval within "BIBFRAME" implementation. 

8. How Arabic libraries can be ready for "BIBFRAME". 

9. Relation between "BIBFRAME" and standard identifiers (DOI, ISNI,
ICSI, ARK) 

10. "BIBFRAME" and its relation to metadata and data models (RDF, EDM) 

  

   

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The conference accept researches in two main languages Arabic and
English. Any research must be: 

1. Original research and not published before the conference time. 

2. Research topic have to be about one of conference themes. 

3. Full text must be provided before the conference according to the
announced dates. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

All researches send by email to: [log in to unmask] 

· May 15, 2015: Deadline for sending abstracts. 

· May 20, 2015: Notifying the accepted abstracts. 

· August 13, 2015: Deadline for sending the full text. 

· August 27, 2015: Deadline for sending the presentation of researches
(Powerpoint format) 

More details available on the conference web site:
http://www.cybrarians.org/en/about-bibf.html [1] 

MAHMOUD KHALIFA
PhD. Information Science, Cairo University
CEO, Cybrarians: Arabic Portal of Librarianship & Information
Cataloger Librarian, Library of Congress, Cairo Office, Egypt
[log in to unmask] 
http://www.cybrarians.org [2] 
Cell: +2012-2489-4472
Office: +202-2792-2695 


Links:
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[1] http://www.cybrarians.org/en/about-bibf.html
[2] http://www.cybrarians.org