BIBFRAME is a linked data model, developed by the Library of Congress, for expressing and connecting bibliographic data. It was developed by the Library of Congress to eventually replace the MARC format, and to serve as "the library community’s formal entry point for becoming part of a much larger web of data, where the links between things are paramount."
Building on earlier analysis done by the Linked Data for Libraries (2014-2016) project, LD4P and LD4L-Labs conducted an in-depth evaluation of BIBFRAME 2.0, developing recommendations for implementing and extending BIBFRAME. Many of these recommendations have already been adopted by the Library of Congress and are reflected in BIBFRAME 2.0.
Created by the LD4L Labs and LD4P Ontology Group, bibliotek-o represents an extension as well as deviation from BIBFRAME 2.0 in key modeling areas as discussed in pattern and principle documents.
The LD4L-Labs and LD4P Ontology Group is producing application profiles and MARC mappings to define logic for implementation of the target ontologies for LD4P's use of RDF instance editors as well as MARC2RDF conversion. BIBFRAME 2.0 forms the core ontology for all LD4P projects; however, bibliotek-o is an essential component in a number of these production efforts, along with terms from additional ontologies, defined in the bibliotek-o GitHub repository target ontologies directory.
As work begins on our metadata production projects, we will continue to develop recommendations for best practices in implementing BIBFRAME.
Modeling Pattern Documents
What is bibliotek-o?
Is bibliotek-o a competitor to BIBFRAME?
Why develop bibliotek-o?
How does bibliotek-o differ from BIBFRAME?
Can libraries use bibliotek-o now?
How can libraries give feedback on bibliotek-o and BIBFRAME?
Is mapping between bibliotek-o and BIBFRAME lossy?
Will bibliotek-o and BIBFRAME converge in the future?