The Library of Congress' Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative will transform existing metadata (the MARC format) into a sustainable bibliographic encoding system, connecting library resources to the whole world of information resources. Does the library's initiative enable current library metadata to be used in linked data technology to construct a core data model for library applications? Can a huge library infrastructure built up over the years around the MARC format be harvested by the new and emerging content standards to support prototype services? How can future bibliographic control standards leverage all the services to benefit the community? You will find answers to these questions in this program.
Takeaway 1: Participants will be able to explain three significant reasons for the new bibliographic framework.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to describe a new code system to replace Machine Readable Catalog (MARC).
Takeaway 3: Participants will be able to design an action plan to make library resources accessible in Semantic Web.
Who should attend: Technical services librarians; library administrators who are interested in the future bibliographic control
This independently produced SIS program is sponsored by the OBS-SIS.
Track(s): Library Management, Information Technology, Reference, Research and Client Services, Collection Development and Cataloging
Karen Coyle is a librarian with over thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens of articles and reports, most available on her web site, kcoyle.net. She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group (MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub standard. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas, including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information. As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the semantic web and linked data technology.