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CaMMS Forum: BIBFRAME Experimentation and Development

When: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Moscone Convention Center 132 (N)

BIBFRAME, in the early stages of development, has moved into a time rich with experimentation and possibilities. Come and  join us for a lively hour of presentation and discussion, covering  experimental projects underway at the University of Washington and about vocabulary development occurring with a group of partner libraries.

Speaker 1: Joseph Kiegel

The University of Washington has been working actively on BIBFRAME since 2014.  This presentation describes three separate projects.  The first involved staff training in RDF and BIBFRAME, and then a review of converted MARC records.  The process of organizing for the review is described and sample results are given.  In a second project, a mapping from RDA Core to BIBFRAME was developed and tested using native RDA cataloging.  A third project, which is in its initial stages, involves assembling a body of topically related material in CONTENTdm, MARC and EAD and converting them to BIBFRAME.

Speaker 2: Nancy Fallgren:

The National Library of Medicine (‘NLM’) has proposed that BIBFRAME should be a lean, broadly shareable vocabulary that is supplemented with more specificity from other more specialized descriptive schema.  Toward that goal, NLM has been collaborating with Zepheira, George Washington University, and University of California, Davis, on development of Zepheira’s BF Lite vocabulary.  This presentation will provide an update on the progress of that collaboration.

Speaker Biographies

Joseph Kiegel is Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle.  Beginning his career as a cataloger, he has held supervisory positions in cataloging and monographic acquisitions for 30 years.  He has been active in the UW Metadata Implementation Group and in an XSLT Study Group.  He has served on committees in the Orbis Cascade Alliance regarding collaborative technical services and the implementation of a shared ILS.  He has an MLIS and an MA in Russian from the University of Iowa.

Nancy Fallgren is the Metadata Librarian in the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section of the National Library of Medicine.  She became involved with BIBFRAME in October 2012 as NLM’s representative to the Library of Congress’ Early Experimenters group and has been actively working on BIBFRAME development ever since.  Nancy leads NLM’s BIBFRAME experimentation team and is also a member of NLM’s Linked Data Infrastructure Working Group.
Melinda Reagor Flannery
Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services
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