BIBFRAME: An Overview

BIBFRAME: An Overview

Learn about the developing BIBFRAME project, intended to replace the MARC21 standard.

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This course will provide an overview of the BIBFRAME ontology, which the Library of Congress has developed to succeed MARC21 as the format for expressing/encoding descriptions of library resources.

 Topics include:

  • An introduction to linked data concepts and the RDF data model
  • An introduction to ontologies -- their purpose and their structure
  • An overview of the BIBFRAME ontology and its key features
  • Ongoing BIBFRAME projects
  • Tools for BIBFRAME exploration and experimentation

This class will be held online. All registered attendees will receive an email with login information a few days prior to the class date.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date & Time October 29, 2020
2pm - 4pm Eastern
1pm - 3pm Central
Instructor Autumn Faulkner
Prerequisites Familiarity with MARC or other metadata schemas recommended.
Credits This workshop has been approved for 2 Technology Library Education Units (T-LEUs) for Indiana library staff.
Audience ALL
Topic Cataloging, Technology

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Terms/Registration Information

It is highly recommended that all registrants register for this workshop at least SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to the workshop date. If you register after that, you must additionally send an email to that you have registered past the deadline. You will receive a general email confirmation immediately upon successfully registering for this workshop. All registered attendees will receive an additional email with login information approximately one week prior to the 1st class date. If you do not receive an invitation to the meeting by noon of the day prior, please email

Venue/Technical Information

Online via Zoom

Vendor MCLS

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Instructor: Autumn Faulkner

Autumn Faulkner supervises copy catalogers at Michigan State University Libraries, where she started as an original cataloger working on monographs, non-English materials, and music. Her current interests include user-friendly workflows and documentation, equitable and ethical metadata practices, and keeping a weather eye on evolving linked data approaches and environments.


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Date(s) and time(s):
October 29, 2020
2pm - 4pm Eastern
1pm - 3pm Central

Single Registration Pricing
Member Price: $ 59.00
Non-Member Price: $ 119.00

Group Registration Pricing
Member Group Price: $ 149.00
Non-Member Group Price: $ 209.00
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